20 John Wooden Quotes

Apr 27th, 2013

Category: Coaching

20 John Wooden Quotes

“I have often cautioned people that we can become great in the eyes of others, but we’ll never become successful when we compromise our character and show disloyalty toward friends or teammates.”

“If our ambition is to be highly publicized, receive a lot of recognition, attain a position of power or prestige, or make a lot of money, we do not have noble goals. If we are focused away from ourselves and on the team and others, we possess noble goals.”

“It is easier to reach our potential when we learn the value of including others in our quest.”

“People should always do their best. If they can work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best. Catching up leaves no room for them to do their best tomorrow. People with the philosophy of putting off and then working twice as hard cheat themselves.”

“We discipline ourselves so someone else does not have to.”

“Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning.”

“Each one of us has a different mix of talents and a distinctive set of circumstances…. If we refrain from comparing ourselves to others and stay off other peoples ladders of success, we will have peace of mind. If we put forward our best effort, we can consider ourselves to be successful.”

“Most people think of poise as calm, self-assured dignity; but I call it “just being you”.”

“Enthusiasm brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact.”

“Often the element of time adds value to an accomplishment. Good things take time, as they should. We shouldn’t expect good things to happen overnight.”

“Patience is the ability to wait and calmly preserve.”

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. You cant live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

“Make each day your masterpiece.”

“The most important profession in the world is parenting. The second is teaching, and everyone is a teacher to someone.”

“There is always great joy in learning that something you’ve said or done has been meaningful to another, especially when you do it without any thought of receiving anything in return.”

“Integrity in its simplest form is purity of intention.”

“Intentness is the ability to resist temptation and to avoid rabbit trails of distraction.”

“A leaders most powerful ally is his or her own example.”

“Before success comes patience… when we add to our accomplishments the element of hard work over a long period of time, we’ll place a far greater value on the outcome. When we are patient, we’ll have a greater appreciation of our success.”

“If I’m prepared, perhaps my chance will come. But if I’m not primed, ill miss my opportunity, and it isn’t likely to come again. I have to think as if I’m only going to get one shot, so I must be ready.”

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