The Linsanity is sky-high these days ever since Jeremy Lin led the New York Knicks to a startling 7 win streak. Besides his spectacular ability to improve the game of the players in his team, the Harvard graduate has also proven that he’s not just a jock but has the brains and moral character to match.
A lot of things said by Jeremy Lin have proven to be wise and inspirational to many, even to those who have never been interested in basketball!
Here are some of the things Jeremy Lin has said that can motivate anyone to become better whether it be at school, at work or in business:
On integrity: “I’m not playing for other people; if I start thinking in those terms I would put too much pressure on myself. I play basketball because that is what I love to do.”
On self belief: “Not sure if that will benefit me or hurt me, but I know I have the skills and am ready to play in the NBA regardless of my ethnicity.”
On challenges: “Sometimes you come up against a mountain and you end up making the mountain seem bigger than God.”
On teamwork: “The way you talk to your teammates and push them and the way you treat them is important. There is a fine line between trying to help your teammates and criticizing them. The toughest part for me is how to keep my teammates accountable but at the same time do it in a loving way that doesn’t judge or condemn them. It’s definitely been a struggle and I’m trying to learn how to lead consciously in a way that honors God.”
On leadership: “Every day in practice I have to lead by example. But at the same time, when people aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, you’re responsible as a player. You can’t rely on the coaches to say everything. The players have to be responsible and take ownership of the team. Every day in practice there are situations where you need to say something and get a message across, but do it in the right way.”
What’s your favorite Jeremy Lin quote and what does it mean for you?
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