Everybody is talking about overnight NBA superstar Jeremy Lin, who not too long ago was cut from Golden State and Houston before being picked up by the New York Knicks off waivers in December. Lin is being praised for his patience and his ability to reset when something doesn’t work. Even though Lin is still known to frequently turn the ball over, he never dwells on the error. “He is very humble and plays extremely hard no matter if he makes a mistake or makes a fantastic play,” said Jason Kidd of the Dallas Mavericks to The New York Times this week, after losing to Lin and the Knicks. Another opponent called Lin “a feisty little thing.”
For anybody in the February doldrums, Lin’s remarkable story proves again that (1) bad times can quickly turn to good; (2) something can click in our heads that can make all the difference; and (3) favorable change doesn’t require that we first must overcome all our shortcomings. Great lessons for anybody seeking a turnaround for a better career, higher sales, or more satisfying return on investments.