To that end, we stress constant improvement.
I had the pleasure of reading the book My Personal Best: Life lessons from an All-American Journey by John Wooden, who was the head basketball coach of UCLA, and won 12 national titles in the 1960’s and 70’s. Here is one of my favorite excerpts from the book, as he recalls his father’s words of wisdom:
“Johnny, don’t try to be better than somebody else, but never cease trying to be the best you can be. You have control over that, the other you don’t.”
Some have suggested that one of the reasons UCLA often outscored opponents was that I never stressed outscoring opponents—that is “beating” someone else or “needing” to win a game. I don’t know if it is true or not. Try your hardest, make the effort, do your best. That’s what I stressed, and it came from Dad. Today, almost a century after he first taught that lesson to me, I believe his advice is as good as gold.
David W. Santore, Ed.D.
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