The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding
We all have our visions of iconic coaches and leaders. Football coaches seen as rough and tough such as Paul “Bear” Bryant, Basketball Coaches that stop the sidelines such as Bobby Knight, Baseball managers with hats backwards and yelling at umpires. Then there’s John Wooden, who is the only genius who has ever coach. His books are iconic and will be covered soon. Take 15 Minutes to watch the above TED Talk featuring John Wooden. I have outlined 15 points below from Coach Wooden that will drive any program in the right direction.
- We are all average in some areas, and there is no fault to be assigned or shame in this.
- Be the best version of YOU.
- Success is not about the outcome rather it is about the journey.
- Nothing is instant.
- Past performance is irrelevant to future success.
- Respect time.
- Unless you are the coach, do not comment on the performance of an athlete.
- There is a difference between belief and hope.
- In the last analysis, it’s all about doing your best.
- Winning is irrelevant; don’t speak of it.
- A good sport behaves consistently whether the game is won or lost.
- The lesson for the athlete in competition is for them to measure their effort to being the best they can be.
- Practice is where the work happens; the game is just a measure of the effectiveness of the work that week.
- While your best effort may not yield the results you wanted, that’s okay because the purpose is to give your best effort regardless of the outcome.
- Successful players are not necessarily the stars, but rather those who develop their skills to their maximum capacity.