Tag Archives: John Wooden

Competitive Greatness

The final Building Block in Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, is Competitive Greatness.  Great Competitors relish great challenges.  The more difficult something is, the harder you have to work to achieve it, making it that much more satisfying when you do.  If you have the rest of the Building Blocks in place, you will be

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Poise and Confidence

Near the top of Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, are the Building Blocks – Poise and Confidence.  These two qualities are natural outgrowths of the Building Blocks that lie beneath them in the “Pyramid”. Poise Wooden defines “Poise” as being yourself, not pretending to be something that you’re not.  I think “Poise” is also the

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The Wisdom of John Wooden

John Wooden is widely regarded as the greatest philosopher, teacher, and coach in all of sports history.  Though he passed away more than six years ago, he left behind many pearls of wisdom, from which we can all, continue to learn.  One such gem is his “Pyramid of Success”.  As we begin 2017, I will

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How Do You Define Success?

I am currently reading “Flow –The Psychology of Optimal Performance” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  In my continuing pursuit of knowledge that might help me improve as a coach (and person), I began this book with the hope that it would provide some valuable insights, into how to help my student athletes improve their own performance.  I

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Improve Yourself

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