I hope by now you know who is Jeremy Lin. Just in case, he is the new NBA basketball hero!
I read this motivational article "Lessons from Lin-sanity" which I thought is very powerful. Click here to read it.
I copied some of the paragraphs I like:
Lin’s favourite quote is ‘suffering produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us.’
There are so many hurdles to realising our dream that without perseverance we will surely fail. Perseverance is required to face failure and to get up to fight another day. Douglas MacMillan writes, “To err is human. But to persevere is a feat that often separates the successful from the mediocre.”
It is not that you fail, which makes you a failure. It is when you stay down, deciding not to get up to try again, that makes you a failure!
Hard work and perseverance is a necessary step to greatness. Great leaders get up early, stay up late, work hard.