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deb_inside

Hey Davie,

I have you and our little bro to thank for my interest in sports...
Well, it was either pick up the glove and play, or be left out. LOL

I will have to admit that when I watch any type of sports,
I always try to see the game within the game.

The game within the game is about
personal interaction among people.

After reading your post, I decided to
blog search about Coach Wooden.
From one site I came upon this gem
of a quote....

Coach Wooden, “The star of the team is the team.”

I imagine the life lessons learned by the many
players he coached, far outweighed the
game of basketball in the lives on his
players.

xo xo
Deb

I also snagged this list of John Wooden
one liners to share:
http://tinyurl.com/2ylkyp


There are no shortcuts
Always be progressing
Give it away to get it back
If you wish to be heard, listen
Laugh with others, never at them
Never mistake activity for achievement
Nothing is stronger than gentleness
Persistence is stronger than failure
There is no substitute for hard work
We get stronger when we test ourselves
Happiness begins where selfishness ends
You are more influential than you think
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
Discipline yourself and others won't need to
Learn from the past, dont live in the past
Fear no opponent but respect every opponent
Hard work is the difference. Very hard work
Take what's available and make the most of it
You never fail if you know you did your best
When you are through learning, you are through
What is right is more important than who is right
The time to make friends is before you need them
The worthy opponent brings out the very best in you
There is a price to be paid for achieving anything
You can do more good by being good than any other way
The difficult challenge provides the best opportunity
Once the opportunity arises, its too late to prepare
Greatness is being your best when your best is needed
Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating
The smallest good deed is better than the best intention
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation
Tell the truth, that way you dont have to remember a story
Everybody has a suggestion, not everybody has a decision
For every artificial peak you create, there is a valley
Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way
Time spent getting even would be better spent trying to get ahead
Being average means you're as close to the bottom as you are to the top
Ability can get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there
You can't control what happens to you, but you can control how you react
Much can be accomplished when no one is concerned about who gets the credit
Spend too much time learning tricks of the trade and you may never learn the trade

dave

Thanks Deb! This is an excellent example of adding value via comments to a post.

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