Friday Filosophy v.12.17.2021
John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010 was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood”, he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row. Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (inducted in 1961) and as a coach (in 1973), the first person ever to be in both categories. He was a Democrat. Our Friday Filosophy v.12.17.2021 brings you words of wisdom from Coach John Wooden.
Wooden was born on October 14, 1910 in Hall, Indiana. He studied at Purdue University. Wooden was married to Nellie Riley from 1932 until her death in 1985. They had two children. Wooden died on June 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California from natural causes, aged 99.
- 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,
- It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make the big things happen.
- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
- 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.
- Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
- Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
- Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.
- You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.
The Time is Now.