Cut by two teams (Golden State Warriors & Houston Rockets).
Few days away from losing his spot in New York Knicks.
In the first 23 games of New York Knicks - just 55 minutes of total play.
No apartment to live in.
Can things go any more wrong for a person? When faced with such situations, most of us give up in our lives blaming it on destiny and stop fighting it out. But not Jeremy Lin!
What does he do? He grabs the opportunity presented to him and emerged as one of the most inspirational players off late. He has wowed everyone in his first 6 games. People have gone crazy and Lin-ysteria can be seen everywhere. In his first five games as a starter: he is averaging 27.2 points per game on 50 percent shooting, with 8.8 assists. He is just three points behind John Drew with the most points scored in his first five games as an NBA starter (136).
We can go on and on about this Asian American and this space will not be enough. What needs to be learned from the above is that in life, giving up is not an option. Imagine where this kid would have been if he would have stopped working towards his goal in the wake of so many disappointments in his life!
The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. Don’t let your fear or disappointment of failures stop you from achieving your goals in life. Richard Branson once said that if one man can do it- so can you!
Lin-spiration is there for all of us to see and admire. All I want you is to stop for a moment and think about yourself when you cheer on for Lin. Think about your goals and take a cue from this rising star and go achieve them with confidence. Disappointments will be there but one day the right opportunity will knock at your door- face it with confidence and achieve the Lin-possible!
After all, the best people find strength in their disappointments. As Vince Lombardi Once said- “It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up."