Tag Archives: John Wooden

On Our Journey of Becoming

John Wooden said, “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.” Life’s journey is the process of becoming from who we are … Continue reading

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Your Gift to You This Year Ahead… Peace of Mind

In this year ahead, may you grant yourself joy, happiness and peace of mind. With bold intentions, seek that inner space of quiet where you free yourself of the constraints of ‘have to’s’ and ‘should do’s’ and be released from … Continue reading

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On the Value of Poise

John Wooden defined poise as, “Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.” John Maxwell relates a story about him at one of his ten NCAA Championships in basketball. “There were thirty seconds before the game … Continue reading

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On Living Each Day

Timing is important, but the only time you have now is the only thing you can act on…. Today matters. We over-exaggerate yesterday, we overestimate tomorrow, but we underestimate today. It’s the only time you got.” said John Maxwell. Life … Continue reading

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On Being Prepared

In his recent Minute with Maxwell blog post, Opportunity, John Maxwell speaks about intentional preparedness for the many opportunities that life presents. He quotes words from his mentor, John Wooden, who told him, “When opportunity comes, it’s too late to … Continue reading

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On Giving 100%

“Give me 100 percent,” said John Wooden, “You can’t make up for a poor effort today by giving 110 percent tomorrow. You don’t have 110 percent. You only have 100 percent, and that’s what I want from you right now.” … Continue reading

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The Choices You Make, Make You

“Life is like a piano. What you get out of it depends on how you play it.” wrote Albert Einstein. Great leaders know that their life is the reflection and consequence of the choices they make each day on their … Continue reading

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John Wooden’s Reflections on Leadership

John Wooden, legendary basketball coach, is well known and remembered for his short inspirational messages. Despite their brevity, his words were rich and deep in their wisdom.  They enter the eye or ear and then set fire to the mind, … Continue reading

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You Are Capable of More Than You Think

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you can imagine,” writes Roy Bennett. It is the power and joy of self-belief that empowers and frees great leaders to … Continue reading

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On the Power of Small Wins

Legendary coach, John Wooden, wrote: “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Don’t look for the quick, big improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when … Continue reading

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