Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I love TED talks and this one by John Wooden is no exception! He talks about what made drove him as a teacher and a coach. My dad likes John Wooden a lot so I've been interested in him for a while. I'd read a book by him and was impressed by his ideas and his humility.  He seems to have been a truly great coach; he knew what was important and what wasn't. As you can see from the Pyramid of Success, Wooden knew that true success was rooted in character values that we sometimes (or often) overlook.  

"You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

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