Success Wooden style

In his book Wooden, with Steve Jamison, Coach summed success

up this way:

So often we fail to acknowledge what we have because we’re so concerned about what we want. We fail to give real thanks for the many blessings for which we did nothing: our life itself, the flowers, the trees, our family and friends.

In his book with Jay Carty, Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, Coach put the idea of blessings in perspective:
I can recount so many blessings in my life and I am thankful for them, but blessings don’t constitute success. If none of the good things had ever occurred, I would not be any less successful. The real determining factor is this: Did I make the effort to do my best? That is the only criteria, and I am the only one who knows (well, me and God). Am I a success? I have peace of mind.


3 thoughts on “Success Wooden style

  1. Having been a fan of Coach Wooden and reading all I could from and about him, I thank you for this ! Larry

  2. I have used these verses to clothe my motivation in service unto Jesus…
    And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

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