John Wooden “Woodenisms”

Last Friday, legendary UCLA Basketball coach and leader, John Wooden passed away at the age of 99. John was known for his famous sayings and I wanted to share some of the great “Woodenisms” with you.

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“Talent is God-Given. Be Humble. Fame is man-given. Be Grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

If you’re not making mistakes, ten you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

“Never mistake activity for achievement.


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  1. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. -One of my fave 🙂

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