Coach wooden was not just a successful coach, but also a great motivator, leading to several notable quotes, or “Woodenisms” as I will call them. I will periodically post John Wooden’s quotations that have been most helpful to me.
“Never mistake activity for achievement” – John Wooden
I often find myself busy, performing a bunch of activities. However, the question I often find myself asking at the end of the day is “What did I accomplish today?” It seems I always had something to do but was not accomplishing much. Did I work on petty stuff? Spending more time than necessary on tasks that should be more routine? Was I distracted…resulting in a routine task taking twice as long to accomplish?
The sad reality is that too often all of the above was correct. No wonder I am not progressing as quickly as I should! Well, today is a new day…a new beginning for me. I will embrace the attitude that has made me successful thus far to help me get to the next level.
Onwards and Upwards!