John Wooden's Promises to Himself

  • Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.
  • Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special that you value.
  • Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best in yourself and others.
  • Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.
  • Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.
  • Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • 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.
  • During his lifetime, which lasted 99 years, John Wooden stayed true to his beliefs and values and created a loyal following of players, fans and admirers who found his philosophy of life and his success to hold many great keys. Try on a couple of his promises for yourself and see if it brings you a bit of personal satisfaction and happiness.]]>

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