What we can learn from others
Good morning, everyone. Today I would like to begin with three keywords. They are Asian-American, Harvard graduates, been cut by two NBA teams. Who is he? Yes, he is Lin Shuhao who is one of the most popular NBA players now. We all know that he has completed a great achievement during the past two weeks. Today, I want to talk about what we can learn from him.
Lin couldn’t have seized his opportunity if he hadn’t worked like crazy for years perfecting his skills. There are no short cuts to hard work. Success is a byproduct of that. Nobody gave Lin any free passes. Why should you get any? You can only control what you control and that means you’ve got to work harder than anyone else you know.
Believe in Yourself 相信自己
Lin’s only the 4th graduate from Harvard to make it to the NBA. He’s also one of only a handful of Asian-Americans to make it. He had been sent by the Knicks to play for their DLeague team. He’d already been cut by two other NBA teams before joining the Knicks this year. You’ve got to believe in yourself, even when no one else does.
Seize the opportunity 把握机会
Lin got to start for the Knicks because they had to start him. They had too many injuries. Lin could have squandered the opportunity and we would have never have noticed. But he made the most of it. You never know when opportunities are going to arise in life. Often, they’re when you least expect them. Make the most of them. Don’t just let them away.
Stay Humble 保持谦虚
If you one day are lucky enough to have newspapers want to put you on the cover in order to sell more, don’t let it get to your head. It’s been remarkable watching how humble Lin remains though all the media frenzy. It makes his teammates and fans love him that much more.