John Wooden, affectionately known as Coach, led UCLA to record wins that are still unmatched in the world of basketball. Throughout his long life, he shared the values and life lessons he passed to his players, emphasizing success that’s about much more than winning.
Coach wanted his players to be victors in life and not just on the court, so he treated them as an extended family and emphasized that winning was more than scoring. Indeed, most of his inspiring theories were born from conversations with his father, as a boy on their farm in Indiana. One that sums up his ideology quite well is his often-quoted definition of success: "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."
Born in 1910, Coach John Wooden was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and coach, while ESPN ranks him as the greatest coach of all time, across all sports. In his 40 years at UCLA, he mentored legends such as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He has created a model, the Pyramid of Success, and authored several books to impart his insight on achievement to others.
Merece la pena escuchar a este gran hombre. Me ha parecido extraordinario en su forma de comunicar principios morales y cívicos que se están perdiendo. Me ha fascinado toda su exposición y en especial una frase que recita y dice: "...Ninguna palabra escrita, ni petición dicha, puede enseñar a nuestros jóvenes lo que deberían ser. Ni todos los libros en todos los estantes, suman lo que los maestros son en sí mismos....".
Ayuda a otros a crecer. Ayuda a otros a aprender. Esa es nuestra gran oportunidad, pero nunca dejes de aprender de ellos también. Para ser mejor cada día, lo primero es dejar de pensar en nosotros mismos. Es fundamental que ayudemos a que las personas crezcan como hombres y que cada día sean mejores. Eso nos hace mejores a nosotros.
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Un fuerte abrazo y buen fin de semana.