Wooden Wisdom

June 29, 2009

Coach Wooden just visited an elementary school in my neighborhood a couple days ago…here are some nuggets of wisdom that he shared.

“Sports do not build character. They reveal it.”

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.”

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable.”

“Nothing will work unless you do.”

“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.”

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

One Response to “Wooden Wisdom”

  1. Bill Lafferty says:

    Good life lessons…I’ll “borrow” some of these to use with the kids here. They have a completely different upbringing(no friends on the weekends, only leave the house with the family, very little “grassy area” to play on, and little to no influence from the outside world except what they see on TV) than most of us did. They are so “terrified” of making any kind of mistake, that they actually have a credo “It’s okay to Lie, Cheat, or Steal as long as you don’t get caught” which of course just leads to more lying when they do get busted. Thanks for Wizards wisdom, one of the true greats.

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