John Wooden greatest of all time.
The Attitudes he taught made him the best.
Attitudes like acceptance of any challenge facing you, teamwork, personal excellence, dedication, discipline, focus, organization and leadership are the same tools anyone needs to succeed in the real world.
Wooden taught his players one primary objective: Be the best you can be in whatever situation or circumstance you find yourself. He taught his players to not worry about the score, their image, or the opponent. Acceptance personified.
His teaching technique was simple: He taught by example. Colleagues say he worked harder, longer, smarter and was more dedicated, loyal, concerned, caring, detailed, meticulous, and enthusiastic than anyone they ever worked with.
Coach John Wooden never had to say he was the one in charge. He never had to give rah, rah speeches to get your attention. He led by being himself. Wooden was more interested in the process, in doing things right, than in the result. The only way to do things right is to
Positive Attitudes of acceptance produce specific results as sure as an apple tree produces apples.
Coach John Wooden’s example and coaching style teaches me that accepting my limitations, being as prepared as I can and having the right Attitude in any any every situation I’m confronted with is my surest possibility of success.
Whatever type of people I choose to spend my time with is the type of person I’m most closely going to resemble, so if I want to produce apples…