Saturday, June 05, 2010

Coach John Wooden and Success

John Wooden had the kind of inspired life that makes any kind of tribute feel unworthy.

So I will relate my own connection to him:

When I was a kid, I read Coach Wooden's "They Call Me Coach" and was so amazed by his "Pyramid of Success" that I hand-wrote my own copy and taped it to the wall above my desk.

I memorized his definition of "success," essentially: Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of the self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

There are plenty of other Wooden quotes worth reading -- and applying to your own life.

RIP, Coach.

-- D.S.

1 comment:

gef the talking mongoose said...

Just out of curiosity, where do the words "Sam Gilbert" show up in the pyramid? We all know that Wooden (undoubtedly, yes, a great man & coach) won precisely as many NCAA titles at UCLA as you & I did in the 15 years before that sleazy SOB showed up & started throwing illegal money around like confetti.