Christian basketball player Jeremy Lin posted a picture on Weibo on November 6 talking about a small change in his growth: Learn to face the past, whether good or bad, and enjoy the present!
Lin said that he had never posted such content before, because he would immediately say to himself: "You are not worth being in these ranks" or "You must not be able to replicate this kind of performance again, so no one will care."
Lin candidly shared, "It may be because I am getting more mature and grateful as I get older. It may also be that I slowly realize that I often underestimate my achievements, and this mentality is actually wrong. Or maybe it is because now I am willing to stand up and encourage young people to learn to enjoy their achievements as well."
"In short, we all have to learn to face the past, whether it's good or bad, and then enjoy the present!" Lin concluded.
Many people know that Lin's journey has been very difficult. Some people even think that ‘Linsanity’, who has reached his peak, although his strength is still there, is now on his way down the mountain due to various reasons. But whether it was going up or down the mountain, he confessed that “God was good to me.”
Many fans also left messages to encourage him, "We will accompany you on the road of life. Whether it is smooth or full of thorns, you will never be alone."
Some fans commented that Lin's experience always inspired them to face difficulties. Many agreed with his attitude that "be grateful for the past, cherish the present, and look forward to the future."
Below are some comments from his fans:
"The great legend of Jeremy Lin has surpassed the meaning of sports itself. I started to watch your game until I listened to your preaching. ..the value of your existence goes beyond basketball itself.
"Your achievements are not only reflected on the court, you will never know how many people you have really influenced by your optimism, kindness, and justice. Come on!”
“In short, we all have to learn to face the past, whether it is good or bad, and then enjoy the present!
"No matter what level of life you reach, there are people looking up at you from below the stairs, and people on the stairs looking down at you. Look up and be humble, bow your head and be content, only by looking up can you see your true self. "
- Translated by Livingstones