Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom from Wooden, 1

Coach John Wooden is one of my heroes.  He is a legend in sports history but remained humble in the midst of his amazing accomplishments.  His Pyramid of Success is something I refer to often and is now hanging in my office at work.  If you are not familiar with Coach Wooden, I suggest you click on the embedded links in this paragraph to learn more about him.  Wednesday Wisdom from Wooden will be a weekly series!

Wooden's Wisdom:

" 'Be quick, but don't hurry.'  By that I meant, make a decision, take action; decide what you're going to do and do it.  Keep this word of caution in mind:  'Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all.' "
My commentary:

Acting on a decision can be scary, even a well thought out (including pro/con lists, prayer, biting nails, etc.) decision that you become confident in.  Taking action often means that some thing, or multiple things, in your life will change, for the better and maybe negatively as well.  From personal experience, although scary, I have never later regretted acting on a decision, even if it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to.  The ultimate result was growth, experience and confidence.  I have only regretted the times when I let fear hold me back from trying.

Your thoughts are welcome!

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