- He graduated from Harvard University (not traditionally a school from where NBA players develop).
- He is the first Taiwanese-American to play in the NBA.
- He was not selected in the NBA Draft.
- He was cut by two teams that had previously signed him.
- He spent time in what essentially be the Junior Varsity of the NBA (called the NBDL or d-league).
- He was almost cut by the New York Knicks before getting an opportunity to start for the team.
- He has led his team to six straight victories (some without their two best players) and is the focal point of pretty much every sports outlet right now.
Are you focused on your dreams and prepared for when opportunity presents itself? Do you ever feel like giving up because it seems like things are going nowhere? Success only comes to those who push through the times when it feels like nothing is happening. It's called patience, and it's hard work.
If this advice interested you, remember to mark your calendars for March 15th, 2012, when my book, Community College Success, will be published by Norlights Press and will be available on Amazon.com. It was inspired by a couple of other people who came to New York to make a life for themselves - my grandparents who moved to NYC from Puerto Rico :)