Monday Morning Motivator
Quote Of The Week – A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror. (Ken Keyes)
Word Of The Week – Roister (roi-ster) : to engage in noisy revelry, carouse
eg : Hugh didn’t get much sleep last night because his neighbors were roistering until the wee hours of the morning.
Proverb Of The Week – The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives. (Proverbs 27 verse 21 The Bible)
This week we share a message from best-selling author and leadership trainer, John Maxwell. John had the privilege to spend time with Coach Wooden and he shares with us the powerful principles that molded his life and philosophy and made Coach Wooden who, in many people’s opinion, was the best basketball coach—college or pro—to have ever lived.
To most he was known as the “Wizard of Westwood,” the UCLA basketball coach who guided the Bruins to an unprecedented 10 national championships over two decades. But for those who played for him, he was much more than a coach. He was a teacher, father figure, mentor and master motivator who got every inch and more out of his players.
When I heard of his passing last June, my mind was flooded with many memories of this great man, and the impact he had on so many people, including me. I was also reminded of memories and life lessons I shared with him personally.
I spent some time with Coach Wooden a few years ago at his modest home in Los Angeles, where he lived for more than 30 years. It would have taken several hours just to read all of the plaques, memorabilia and awards that adorned his walls.
For three weeks, I prepared for our meeting, and I had my questions ready. I came away from that day with stories I will treasure for the rest of my life.