Profound Simplicity

Photo from coachwooden.com

“Never try to be better than someone else, always learn from others and never cease trying to be the best you can be!,” said John Wooden, the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame , (as player and coach!).  Wooden was “considered one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history” and was known by most as simply “Coach”.

“Coach” coined his own definition of success saying that “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable”

I am in agreement with the bio included on the TED site describing his talk as “profound simplicity.”

[Editor’s Note: John Wooden died on June 4, 2010 at the age of 99. This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

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One response to “Profound Simplicity

  1. Dr. David A. Holness Sr.

    I like “Coach’s” philosophy of finding peace of mind by striving to be the best you can be.

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