John Wooden Defines True Success

Back in 1934, John Wood­en start­ed flesh­ing out his def­i­n­i­tion of suc­cess – some­thing that shaped his teach­ing and coach­ing for decades to come. His def­i­n­i­tion is not about pow­er, pres­tige, and mate­r­i­al pos­ses­sions. It’s about some­thing more uplift­ing. Filmed back at the TED con­fer­ence in 2001, Wood­en elab­o­rates on this phi­los­o­phy hand­ed down by his father. RIP coach and teacher.

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  • Shelley says:

    He is a prod­uct of the era I write about, and clear­ly a prod­uct of the val­ues of that time as well. I have also heard that he wrote a very mov­ing “let­ter” to his deceased wife years ago.

    Let us hope that now they are reunit­ed.

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