John Wooden’s Strategy to Find Happiness

October 17, 2011 — 2 Comments

I just read a book that referred to Coach John Wooden a lot and shared this gem so I thought I’d share it with you.

1. Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.
2. Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value.
3. Promise to think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best from yourself and others.
4. Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
5. Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
6. Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.
7. Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.
8. Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
9. Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.

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2 responses to John Wooden’s Strategy to Find Happiness

  1. 

    Thanks for a great reminder.

  2. 

    Great philosophy-hard to do. Philippians 4:13
    Thanks for taking time to post this.
    Blessings Clella Camp

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