林书豪亲笔:写给年轻时候自己的信

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直播吧5月6日讯 林书豪近日更新社交媒体,给年轻时候的自己写了一封信。全文内容如下:

如果我可以告诉年轻时候的自己一句话,那这句话应该是:

If there was 1 thing I would say to my younger self, it would be:

当我年轻的时候,我每天想的都是我以后可以去哪里,可以有哪些成就。

When I was younger, all I could think about was where I wanted to go and what I wanted to accomplish.

这些想法占据了我的内心,使我不能好好享受我所拥有的东西,也不能享受我所经历的事情。

I feel like it consumed me where I wasn’t able to enjoy what I had or the experiences I was going through.

长此已久导致我总是很担忧,压力很大。也让我过分崇拜比赛,并且太看重我想做的事情以及想达成的成就。结果就是让我失去对篮球的爱和激情。

It led to a lot of stress and worrying. It made me idolize the game and what I wanted to do and accomplish. That ended up sucking the joy and passion for basketball.

甚至在比赛前我一度吃不好睡不好。我总是没有胃口,有时候在比赛日我得打给我的经纪人,我才能调整好我的心态。

It got to the point where I couldn’t eat before games or sleep well before games. I had no appetite and at sometimes I would call my agent the day of a game to get myself in the mindset.

在这些恐惧中最多的就是害怕失败。我总是痴迷于我想达到的成就,总是想着如果我没有达成我的目标怎么办,如果我这场比赛打不好怎么办,我不能接受失败。这些想法给我制造了太多的压力和紧张的情绪。

A lot of it was a fear of failing. I was obsessed with where I wanted to go and what I wanted to accomplish that if I didn’t achieve it or have a bad game… I wouldn’t accept it. This created an extremely stressful and high-pressure situation.

随着我不断长大,我意识到即使我实现了我的目标,我也不会满足。新的目标会代替已经实现的目标,不断的代替下去。比如,在Linsanity和打出NBA纪录之后,我感觉我并不满足。这就像是从以前只能坐经济舱到突然可以做头等舱。但是之后头等舱也不再能满足了,之后你可能会再想要私人飞机。总是渴求更大的成就,就会导致更多的压力。

Eventually, as I got older I learned that even if I accomplish and hit my goals, it wasn’t enough. The goals would be replaced with new goals and it kept going on and on. For example, after Linsanity and setting new NBA records, it felt like it wasn’t enough. It’s kind of like flying coach and then you suddenly can fly first class. But first class isn’t enough anymore, after first class you then need a private plane. There was always a hunger for more success which led to much more pressure.

在联盟打了7、8年之后,感觉时间总是过的很快,我真希望我可以有更多的时间好好享受这些年。

After 7-8 years in the league, it feels like everything flew by and I wish I could have spent more time to appreciate each of those years.

现在回到告诫年轻时候的自己的话题:慢下来好好享受这个旅程。或许成功不是由我们能达成多少目标以及能达成什么成就决定,但是成功就是要学会享受每个月,每一天,每一刻。

So going back to what I wish I could tell to my younger self. Slow down and enjoy the journey. Maybe success isn’t determined by how many goals we reach and where we end up, but success is learning to enjoy each and every month, each and every day.

因为谁都不能保证未来会发生什么!

Because tomorrow is never guaranteed!