I’m a huge fan of John Wooden.
For those who don’t know, John Wooden was the coach of the UCLA men’s basketball team in the 70’s. He is the winningest basketball coach in history. UCLA won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, including an unprecedented seven in a row and 88 games in a row. No other team has won two championships in a row since then.
He was really an amazing individual, and an amazing coach. During his coaching and in all of his books he talks a lot about focusing on fundamentals. He would literally take the best athletes in the country and make them work on fundamentals. When I think of fundamentals I think of free throws, passing etc… No he would go further than that.
The first thing they’d learn in practice is how to roll their socks on properly and how to put on their shoes to make sure they wouldn’t get any blisters. Perfect preparation ensures a perfect game. That’s how John Wooden was.
Every minute detail on a player would be tracked and he would focus on making each player better every day. Really an amazing man. If you’re not familiar with John Wooden, look him up. You’ll love learning about him.
Now let’s talk about today’s quote.
Things work best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Seems a little obvious, doesn’t it?
That’s the thing, we forget that it’s the obvious things that change our lives.
It doesn’t have to be these huge amazing ah ha moments.
We need to just look at what is coming our way, what life is giving us, grab a hold of it, and move forward.
We can’t worry about what happened yesterday, we can’t worry about our past. We need to focus on what we can do with what we have and move forward.
Quote again, “Things work out best who make the best of how things work out.”