Make Each Day Your Masterpiece: John Wooden’s Wisdom on Life Success
This is John Wooden’s Seven Point creed which was passed to him by his father.
• Be true to yourself. If you are true to yourself, you will be true to all others.
• Make each day your masterpiece. Do the best you can. You can’t do anything about yesterday. The future depends on how you prepare yourself today.
• Help others. Do something for another, which you didn’t expect something in return. There is real joy in helping others.
• Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
• Make friendship a fine art. Work at it, don’t take it for granted. Friendship is like marriage, its not a one sider. Make a lasting friendship–you have to work at it.
• Build a shelter against a rainy day. You’re building that shelter by the life you lead–its not a material shelter.
• Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day. Be thankful to parents and friend and give thanks to the master.
John Wooden: Coaching for people, not points
John Wooden Bio from UCLA:
Under Wooden, the Bruins won 10 NCAA Championships, including 7 in a row between 1966-1973. During this streak of 7 straight championships, the Bruins won 38 straight NCAA Tournament games. Also, Coach Wooden led the Bruins during their 88 game winning streak which spanned over four seasons. Wooden’s Bruins compiled four 30-0 seasons and captured 19 conference championships. At Pauley Pavilion under Wooden, the Bruins were near perfect winning 149 out of 151 games.
While Wooden is proud of his accomplishments as a coach, he is more proud of what he has accomplished off the court. He has said many times that he would rather be remembered as a great person than as a great basketball coach. Wooden has been recognized by many organizations as an outstanding member of the community for his contributions and involvement.