- John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding (17:36)
Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” as head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row — an unprecedented feat. It should be noted he was an English teacher, and apparently a poet too.
John Wooden’s Dad’s Rules (~2:20)
- Never Try to be better than someone else.
- Always learn from others.
- Never cease to trying to be the best you can be.
Rules while at UCLA (~6:30)
He says three (3) rules, but I counted four.
- Never be late. (Start on time. Close on time.)
- Be neat and clean.
- Not one word of profanity.
- Never critize a team mate
His seven point creed ()
This must be from a different video, as I cannot find it in this one.
- Be true to yourself.
- Make each day your masterpiece.
- Help others.
- Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
- Make friendship a fine art.
- Build a shelter against a rainy day.
- Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.