I have had Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success on my wall for probably seven to eight years. Sadly, I rarely even remember to look at it, let alone take time to think about the valuable insight provided. Take a look. Think about it. It’s both useful and interesting.
Wooden’s Seven Things to Do:
1. Be True To Yourself
At the end of the day, there is no one whose opinion matters more than your own…so be true to yourself.
And Wooden warns you not to get caught up in how you size up to others:
2. Help Others
The old saying: “Give and you shall receive” is a powerful one.
3. Make Each Day Your Masterpiece
And Wooden echoes this with this quote:
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
4. Drink deeply from good books (Wooden’s favorite is the Bible)
Wooden reads the bible regularly and has said that if there were just one book someone had to read, it would be to read a little bit of the bible every day.
5. Make friendship a fine art
Friendship and family (which I find Wooden uses interchangeably) are key to success in life, but they require some work.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day
A shelter could be physical, financial or emotional…family and friendship, after all, are perhaps the most valuable shelter to be building in your life.
7. Pray for guidance and count and give thanks for your blessings every day
Wooden certainly believes in a higher power — watch this! 38 seconds