John Wooden: The difference between Winning and Succeeding

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)

  1. Never Try to be better than someone else.
  2. Always learn from others.
  3. 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.

  1. Never be late. (Start on time. Close on time.)
  2. Be neat and clean.
  3. Not one word of profanity.
  4. Never critize a team mate

His seven point creed ()

This must be from a different video, as I cannot find it in this one.

  1. Be true to yourself.
  2. Make each day your masterpiece.
  3. Help others.
  4. Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
  5. Make friendship a fine art.
  6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
  7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

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