Coach John Wooden and the real definition of success…
January 2, 2012 2 Comments
As a PE teacher, rugby coach & player I am always on the look out for little pearls of wisdom that can have a positive effect on myself and students. About 1 year ago I discovered Coach John Wooden & his ‘Pyramid of Sucess’. He was the UCLA basketball coach in the 1960s & 70s who are still the most successful basketball team in the history of the game. His simple yet profound thoughts and outlook on life are worth investigating and sharing with any young person to help them realise what true success is.
For more information have a look at his website www.coachwooden.com & his ‘Pyramid of Success’.
To give you a taste, here’s his definition of success:
‘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’
On his website, you can click on each section of the pyramid for more information.
Finally, check out his TED talk here which gives you an idea of what type of person he was:
I highly recommend any teacher, coach or parent to take a few minutes to discover the work of the legendary Coach Wooden.