|Wooden's Wisdom - Volume 6||Issue 289|
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OTHERS TOO, HAVE BRAINS
Coach Wooden used this "motto" when he defined important aspects of a coach as a teacher:
Coaches must continuously be exploring for ways to improve themselves in order that they may improve others, and welcome every person and everything that may be helpful to them. As has been said, they must remember, "Others, too, have brains."
Coach was committed to proactively and independently seeking knowledge. He did not just look for new information when he had a problem that needed to be solved. His quest for new knowledge was a disciplined routine habit he lived by the same way a competitive distance runner runs a certain number of miles every day when in training.
John Wooden kept his brain in training every day of his life. Here are a few examples of how he did that:
With the internet your resources to learn are unlimited.
Overdrive is a free App you can put on your phone or computer to download audio or E Books for free from any library system for which you have a card.
Project Gutenberg https://www.gutenberg.org/ offers over 53,000 free eBooks. The table of contents from Wisdom of the Ages by Wayne Dyer and 50 Self-Help Classics by Tom Butler-Bowdon will give you a great starting point on whom to study.
Podcasts are fantastic. Ted Talks and How I Built This are a just a few examples. YouTube is awesome. Anson Dorrance: What Drives Winning is just one example.
You can spend your time learning from your mistakes or as Coach did recognize: Others, too, have brains and grow from your well thought out intelligent experiences.
John Wooden was never interested in demonstrating to others how much he knew. He was keenly interested in what they knew.
What is your game plan for personal growth? The resources are free and waiting for you!
Yours in Coaching,
I cheated a good friend yesterday,
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