Jeremy Lin has taken the NBA by storm. In one of the most unlikely stories in NBA history, he has captivated the sports world with his brilliant play and underdog nature. This is probably the biggest phenomenon in sports since… lets say… Tim Tebow!
There are many amazing factors about this Jeremy Lin story. The fact that he is Asian American playing in the NBA is one (The first American born player in history to be of Chinese or Taiwanese decent). Or the fact that he played his collegiate career at Harvard University (Only one other player has ever played at Harvard and made it to the NBA). Or the fact that he wasn’t even drafted coming out of college. Lin has definitely seized the moment even with all these odds stacked against him.
Although all of these factors make for a great story, probably the most impressive and overlooked element of all is the fact that he continued to work hard and prepare himself to take advantage of his opportunity.
A lot can be learned from Lin’s story. Always work hard at your craft no matter what. You may not be getting the time you want or feel you deserve. You may feel like things aren’t going the way they should and there is no light at the end of the tunnel. It’s easy to fall into a rut and lose confidence in your game when things aren’t going your way. Regardless of the tough times you are going through as an athlete, you must be prepared at all times because you never know when your number will be called.
Sports Psychology/Mental Training from Mental Apex