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John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coac...

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.

John Wooden, affectionately known as Coach, led UCLA to record wins that are still unmatched in the world of basketball. Throughout his long life, he shared the values and life lessons he passed to his players, emphasizing success that’s about much more than winning.


“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
I thoroughly enjoyed watching and learning from Coach Wooden in this video. What stood out most to me were his 3 rules and emphasis on not trying to be better than someone else, but striving to be the best that you can be, whether it results in winning or losing. The distinction between reputation and character, in addition to achieving peace of mind through self-success also left a very good impression on me. 🙂 Be proud of your performance, satisfied of your effort independently of the score… and let everybody know by your physiology the measure of your character. thanks Coach.