John Wooden

At the age of 17 (on 6/4/2010 I was 53) I spoke with John Wooden on a sports talk radio show. I don't remember anything I said nor do I remember what I asked, but I distinctly remember being beyond nervous. It was a honor to speak with Coach Wooden. John Wooden died on 6/4/2010 at the age of 99.

You cannot be at your best without enthusiasm.
-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

Your enthusiasm and energy - bubbling over - transform
work into a joyous and irresistible endeavor.

-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [character]

Things turn out best for the people who make the
best of the way things turn out.

-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
because your character is what you really are; your reputation
is merely what others think you are.

-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [character]

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of
self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become
the best that you are capable of becoming.

-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [character]

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

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

-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]

Never mistake activity for achievement.
-- John Wooden (01910-02010) {Hall of Fame college basketball coach; more...} [life]


Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 09 June 2010
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST