John Wooden was 99 years old and coached basketball for 27 seasons at U.C.L.A. Here is a detailed article from the New York Times. He always carried a piece of paper with a message from his father that read:
“Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.”
Enjoy the voice and wisdom of John Wooden below. The end of the interview has him mention three simple rules for his players, which I believe are important in our daily walk as well:
- Be on time
- Don't use profanity
- Never criticize a teammate
Accept people. Don't expect things from people.
Coach John Wooden's website is filled with encouragement.
Pay a visit when you get a chance.