I wrote a poem in my last post which my Hero Coach John Wooden used to recite. I have been asked by so many people about John Wooden by readers of my blog, followers of my twitter and facebook etc and so I wanted to write a little about this great man.

So often modern societies real life Cinderella stories and legends are related to sports. I could talk to you for hours on why sports is universally used time and time again for us but I dont have the time, oh, well in short its the closest thing we have to the old gladiators and colliseum battle of old, anyway I digress… I am talking of a modern day hero, coach John Wooden.


John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910) is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkensand Bill Sharman have since been so honored. His 10 NCAA National Championships in a 12 year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach.

This legend created not not only wonderful teams but lead and taught young men which went onto achieve so many things. He generated his own definition of success which he perfected for 14 years and illustrated with a pyramid to further help people understand his philosophy. See the definition and pyramid below:


Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming

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