Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Last month I highlighted the great teacher as being a person who inspired. I want to suggest that each of you read about John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach extraordinaire.
He was one who was clear on expectations – Clarity
The expectations were divorced from outcomes – which you don’t control and all about process – which you do control.
Like many people he had some “foundations pillars.” (My words not his)
They were in two sets of three
- Never Lie
- Never Cheat
- Never Steal
Pretty simple and straightforward.
- Don’t Whine
- Don’t Complain
- Don’t Make Excuses
Coach Wooden defined SUCCESS as follows:
Peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best you are capable of becoming.
May YOU each have peace of mind.
The time is now…