Tag Archives: Pyramid of Success

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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Three More Building Blocks in The Pyramid of Success

  The next three Building Blocks in Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, are Condition, Skill and Team Spirit.  These are all very important elements for players to possess, if their teams are to be successful. Condition As a player, you will never reach your potential if you are not in the best possible condition.  Conditioning,

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Pyramid of Success, Building Blocks

As we continue to examine John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, we move upward from the Foundation to the next level of Building Blocks. Self-Control Self-Control is an essential part of discipline.  The ability to control your emotions even at the highest levels of competition is a necessary part of developing the mindset of a Champion.

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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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