John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach whose teams won 10 championships in 12 years between, died over the weekend at age 99.
- KC's View:
- Much has been and still will be written about Coach Wooden’s personality, achievements and legacy, and all of it will be better and more than I can contribute here.
However, I was going through some of Coach Wooden’s best-known quotes over the weekend, and came away with these favorites, which seem to speak volumes about him and also seem particularly appropriate:
”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.”
“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
“If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”