Tuesday, October 19, 2010

John Wooden's Definition of Success

Thanks to Eric for finding this great video of famed UCLA basketball coach John Wooden talking about his coaching (and life) philosophies.  I’ve referred to Wooden many times in this blog and on Twitter because he typifies the ‘make a better person, get a better athlete’ philosophy of coaching.  There’s a great deal of wisdom in this 17 minute clip and it’s all so simply put and perhaps that’s why it resonates so well.
What I enjoyed most from the video was Wooden’s answer to the question, “who was the best player you ever coached?” because it had very little to do with natural talent and it had everything to do with competing to the best of your ability.  Have a look:John Wooden

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