8 Suggestions for Succeeding



John Wooden was was an American basketball player and coach who accomplished a lot of success during his career, which includes winning the NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row — as head coach at UCLA, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams also won a record 88 consecutive games.

Here are some inspirational wisdom from this great man:

 8 Suggestions for Succeeding

  • Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent
  • It’s the perfection of the smallest details that makes big things happen
  • Keep in mind that hustle & hard work make up for many a mistake
  • Be more interested in character than reputation
  • Be quick, but don’t hurry
  • Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have
  • Know that valid self-analysis is crucial for improvement
  • Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail

Favourite maxims

  • If you do not have the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?
  • Happiness begins where selfishness ends
  • Discipline yourself and others won’t need to
  • Earn the right to be proud and confident
  • Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details
  • If I am through learning, I am through
  • The person who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success
  • It is what you learn after you know it all that counts
  • Tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember a story
  • Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them
  • Be slow to criticize and quick to commend
  • Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top
  • Do not mistake activity for achievement
  • Nothing can give you greater joy than doing something for another
  • Make each day your masterpiece

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