John Wooden Motivational Quotes: What you can and cannot do

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the “Wizard of Westwood,” as head coach at UCLA he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, including an unprecedented seven in a row.[1][2][3] Within this period, his teams won a men’s basketball-record 88 consecutive games. Wooden’s streak of seven consecutive NCAA Championships is even more remarkable and impressive because to this day no other coach or school has won the tournament more than two consecutive years.

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Good things take time, as they should. We shouldn’t expect good things to happen overnight. Actually, getting something too easily or too soon can cheapen the outcome.

Success Quotes

— John Wooden

If you do not have time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?

— John Wooden

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

— John Wooden

Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

— John Wooden

Inspiring Quotes

More of John Wooden quotes:
It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.It’s the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen.
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord,
because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.
“Never mistake activity for achievement.”
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”

John Wooden Quotes

  • Reverse the ball one time for a good shot, two times for a great shot, three times fora layup.  »Open Image«
  • What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.ç
  • Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. 
  • When the legs go, the heart soon follows.
  • Young men need more models, not critics.
  • I do not judge success based on championships; rather, I judge it on how close we came to realizing our potential.
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Basketball Quotes

  • “its what you learn after you know it all that counts”
  • Make each day your masterpiece.
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
  • Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
  • If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over ?

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