When John Wooden (former basketball coach of UCLA) graduated from grammar school his father gave him a Seven Point Creed to live by. Wooden stuck with it all his life; he said it served him well.
Here’s the Creed:
• Be true to yourself.
• Make each day your masterpiece.
• Help others.
• Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
• Make friendship a fine art.
• Build a shelter against a rainy day.
• Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.
John Wooden on Leadership
Choosing a favorite Wooden quote is like trying to pick the best Oreo in the bag: They’re all pretty good. Here are several that leaders do well to remember.
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
“The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”