I consider John Wooden and Warren Buffett as two great teachers. Their main attribute is that they are great teachers of fundamentals whether it is finance or coaching. John Wooden is no more. He passed away on June 4th, 2010 at the age of 99, but his wisdom lives on.
- Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are
- Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming
- Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful
- Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there
- The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team
- It is what we learn after we know it all that really counts
- Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out
- If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes
- Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
- It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen
- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
- Never mistake activity for achievement
- It isn’t what you do, but how you do it