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John Wooden: Success and Leadership at its Finest | Daily Insights and Intentions

John Wooden: Success and Leadership at its Finest

Just wanted to make a personal post for Coach John Wooden and his unfortunate passing yesterday (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010).  I never had the opportunity to meet him in person but have learned a lot from others that have.  The world has lost one of its greatest leaders and compassionate souls in Coach Wooden.  His teachings on leadership and success are fantastic and life changing.  If you haven’t read about his Pyramid of Success do it now!

There are some very influential quotes that I have held strong to my heart from Mr. Wooden. If we all lived our life in the passion for excellence that he did and expected his players to do so we would truly be in a better place.

Here are just a few of my favorite John Wooden quotes:

  1. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
  2. 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.
  3. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
  4. You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coac...
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Coach Wooden’s Site

I hope that Mr. Wooden may leave a mark on your life as he has for mine as well as on the athletes, students, coaches  and teachers that have been surrounded by him.

Rest in peach Coach Wooden, you will be missed but never forgotten.


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