John Wooden on true success

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom. He first came to my attention via the monthly Toastmasters International magazine. In this talk poetically about true success, hard work and also basic principles for leadership.

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Here’s some excellent motivational qoutes by coach Jon Wooden:

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

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I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.

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Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.

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Never mistake activity for achievement.

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Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

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

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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.

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Be prepared and be honest.

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Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

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Don’t let what u cannot do interfere with what you can do.

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Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man given Be grateful. Conceit is self given. Be careful.

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Ability may get u to the top, but it takes character to keep u there.

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If u don’t have time to do it right, when will u have time to do it over?

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It’s what u learn after u know it all that counts.

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A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

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It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

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Ability iz a poor man’s wealth.

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A man may make mistakes, but he isn’t a failure until he starts blaming someone else.

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Be prepared & be honest.

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It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.

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

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You cannot live a perfect day without doing something 4 someone who will never be able to repay you.

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Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

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Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

 

Author: RJ Thomas

RJ Thomas is an International Relationship Builder. He was born in South Africa, and moved to China in 2013.