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The difference between winning and succeeding | John Wooden

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  • Oofinity
    Oofinity 10 жыл бұрын +764

    "dont whine, dont complain, dont make excuses. you get out there and whatever your doing, do to the best of your ability. And no one can do more than that." favorite line

  • Vampirebear13
    Vampirebear13 4 жыл бұрын +99

    Coach Wooden died at age 99 and was as sharp as a tack to the very end, the world needs more people like him.

    • Ivell Bullock
      Ivell Bullock 3 жыл бұрын +3

      If only thousand of coaches learn a lot from this great man in their lifetime.

  • Randy Riley
    Randy Riley 9 жыл бұрын +298

    Reputation is what people think about you. Character is what you really are. 6:50 never be late. Be neat and clean. Start on time and leave on time. Not one word of profanity. 8:30 Never criticize a team mate, that is a coaches job. 9:12 he shows his pyramid. The top is faith and patience. trust things will work out as they should if you do what you should. 11:53 a set of 3 from dad. 1 Don't whine 2 Don't complain 3 Don't make excuses. Do what your doing to the best of your ability.

    • A People For His Name
      A People For His Name 2 ай бұрын +2

      Yes, this type of heart and think is what truly made America great.

    • J. I. S. L
      J. I. S. L 3 жыл бұрын


    • Chris E
      Chris E 3 жыл бұрын +7

      Randy Riley If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late.

  • Bronx Boi
    Bronx Boi 3 жыл бұрын +227

    Even at an “advanced” age this man was quick and sharp. He rattled off wisdom at light speed.

    • pongespob
      pongespob 8 ай бұрын

      He obviously had memory problems - he forgot about the cheating that he condoned.

    • Sanghaya TLC
      Sanghaya TLC 8 ай бұрын +1

      He was elite

    • Scout Vacek
      Scout Vacek  Жыл бұрын +1

      He always talked quickly. Such a smart guy

    • blakfloyd
      blakfloyd 3 жыл бұрын +9

      Seriously. The man was 90 or 91 in this video and as clear-headed and well-spoken as a typical 70 year old.

  • Gerald McLain
    Gerald McLain 9 жыл бұрын +349

    I clapped at the end of this. Such humility from this coach and teacher. He never spoke a word about his accomplishments. He only spoke of his students and players deeds. Amazing

    • Darth Flatulord
      Darth Flatulord 5 ай бұрын

      Amazing. That's a great example

    • MrOrangefuse
      MrOrangefuse 3 жыл бұрын

      He did speak proudly of his pyramid, but didnt spend much time on it

    • peterbstrong
      peterbstrong 4 жыл бұрын +6

      You are a contrarian SOB to make that disgraceful statement Duffey. The kind of person who only feels good knocking the other person down.

    • Gamblo Duck
      Gamblo Duck 4 жыл бұрын +10

      Tim Duffey - that's a broad statement. In what way were they shallow? This man was a teacher first. He stuck to principles. A lot of great people came out of his program. He didn't lose sight of the fact that you had to help these young adolescent minds transcend to maturity of men. It was bigger than sport. Not what today's "businessman coaches" do

    • Joseph Rio
      Joseph Rio 4 жыл бұрын +12

      Get real. Nearly all of his players graduated from a very demanding university. Many went on to great success in numerous professions. FYI his highest salary at UCLA was $36,000, not very much even if adjusted for inflation. His accomplishments were critically important to those around him.

  • zspartan317
    zspartan317 11 жыл бұрын +60

    I live 3 or 4 miles away from his childhood home. I often ride my bike out there and ponder on the idea that 80 years ago he was looking at the same fields and sky as I am at that very moment. He is an example that greatness can come from anywhere and anyone. Hard work is necessary no matter how easy something comes to you.

    • Aner Kant (German)
      Aner Kant (German) 27 күн бұрын

      Thanks.. your comment helped me think Better.
      Hardwork is necessary.

    • Boudu Saved
      Boudu Saved 11 ай бұрын +5

      I lived in Encino and on the weekends my parents would take me to the local Winchell's Donuts and Mr. Wooden would be their each Saturday morning. I was told who he was but it didn't resonate with me until I went to UCLA for college in the early 90s. I wish I had the appreciation for him when I had seen him so I could have talked to him. What a bright wonderful human being.

  • Paul Ellis
    Paul Ellis 8 жыл бұрын +211

    I love (and hopefully live) it... "Your reputation is what you're perceived to be, your character is what you really are." ~John Wooden

    • Karenmorgan9601
      Karenmorgan9601 3 ай бұрын


    • oldude979
      oldude979 3 жыл бұрын +7

      Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
      -Abraham Lincoln

  • Galactic123
    Galactic123 12 жыл бұрын +477

    To call this man gifted would be an insult. This man was a gift.

    • Jimbo Slice
      Jimbo Slice 3 жыл бұрын +1

      yrs bk when I got my first job I did the very best I could for my employer who in turn piled more an more work on me. As I knew no better at the time I kept that job at the same wage for 8yrs.

    • Janet Fecteau
      Janet Fecteau 3 жыл бұрын +5

      @Arthur Fonzarelli I realize nobody is perfect but overall he was a good man who cared for his students, education, and players.

    • Joe Baldwin
      Joe Baldwin 4 жыл бұрын +2

      Isn't that normal for every big time coach?

    • The Warrior محارب
      The Warrior محارب 4 жыл бұрын


    • Brian McCall
      Brian McCall 5 жыл бұрын +1

      The 'gifts' came from Sam Gilbert, the real man behind the 'dynasty'. Just ask Bill Walton or Sidney Wicks.

  • JayJay Jay
    JayJay Jay 11 жыл бұрын +18

    Coach Wooden what a gift to the world I could here him talk and teach all day...truly the best of what humanity can offer.

  • Hexagon Syndicate
    Hexagon Syndicate 3 жыл бұрын +54

    “If you make the effort to do the best of which you’re capable; trying to improve the situation that exists for you...that’s success...”. - John Wooden

  • Question Everything But WHY
    Question Everything But WHY 2 жыл бұрын +29

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

  • Benjamin Kuti
    Benjamin Kuti 5 жыл бұрын +88

    I just finished reading one of his books "Wooden on Leadership" what a brilliant masterpiece, he is truly invaluable, I wanted to be in his presence reading his philosophy & wisdom. Very intelligent man! May God rest his soul, R.I.P

  • Dana Hill
    Dana Hill 4 жыл бұрын +18

    It seems after all there IS something to be gained by memorizing things. As a former teacher, I can tell you memorization is something frowned on by today's education "experts." I think Coach Wooden has fairly well demonstrated that remembering life lessons from one's father and great passages from good writers is something worthy of our time and effort. It seems to have stood him in pretty good stead, I would say.

  • Rich Tiller
    Rich Tiller 9 жыл бұрын +19

    John Wooden is so unique. What a great role model, and deliverer of such powerful wisdom. A Martinsville, Indiana native.

  • NutritionalBlockbusters
    NutritionalBlockbusters 3 жыл бұрын +23

    I just love and respect this guy. He's truly an inspiration and annointed to coach and lead others into winning. I literally cried from just listening to him talk. God bless him.

  • ShikataGaNai100
    ShikataGaNai100 7 жыл бұрын +138

    As an Oregon Duck, I hated UCLA basketball, but I know a man of honor when I see one. Coach Wooden was one of a kind, a man of great integrity and determination. Ask Kareem or Walton (and anybody else he coached and mentored) about Coach Wooden and they will sing his praises for hours on end. The results of his philosophy are apparent in both college basketball and life.

    • Bill Peck
      Bill Peck 3 жыл бұрын +2

      A 64 year old Oregon State Beaver highly agrees with you! :-)

    • ConservativeAnthem
      ConservativeAnthem 4 жыл бұрын

      Go DUCKS!!!!

    • Cesaria Rabearivelo
      Cesaria Rabearivelo 4 жыл бұрын

      Hate is a strong word....

    • Raymond J Fox
      Raymond J Fox 4 жыл бұрын

      you hated UCLA Basketball!. Why would anyone care?

  • TheWholeSystemisFckd
    TheWholeSystemisFckd 7 жыл бұрын +211

    It's amazing how such an incredibly accomplished man that's in his 90's can recite values he lived by to earn those accomplishments that were all given to him by his father. I'm sure his dad was a great man, and it goes to show just how powerful of an impact you have as a father/mother and how much you shape who the adult your child ends up becoming. I'm now 25 and see many people my age with young children and I wish they would realize this

    • Baroque Obama
      Baroque Obama  Жыл бұрын

      Boxing needs a trainer with a John Wooden mindset!…

    • Adrienne Robinson
      Adrienne Robinson 4 жыл бұрын

      Yea INDEED

    • Jess Stuart
      Jess Stuart 5 жыл бұрын +7

      One of the benefits of farming is that you get to spend a lot of time working and talking with your kids, and showing them how the world works. It's good parenting, and it creates better people. Our modern society has forgotten this for the most part.

    • Deer Hunter
      Deer Hunter 5 жыл бұрын +2

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    • Aleksandar Joe
      Aleksandar Joe 7 жыл бұрын +1

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  • Darin Fry
    Darin Fry 3 ай бұрын +67

    I loved this man. So soft spoken and wise.

  • Steve Canoy
    Steve Canoy 3 жыл бұрын +17

    Always a gentleman and encourager. I must strive for that more often. Thanks for the reminder, Coach Wooden.

  • Hunter Golden
    Hunter Golden 5 жыл бұрын +77

    This guy is the most freakishly intelligent human in sports ever. I'd be terrified and excited to be coached by him all at the same time.

    • Martin Connolly
      Martin Connolly 4 жыл бұрын +1

      Need a laugh button. Agreed

    • ArchAngel M260
      ArchAngel M260 4 жыл бұрын +1

      calypsojimmy I didn’t know that. Thank you for enlightening me. Another amazing accomplishment by an extraordinary man.

    • calypsojimmy
      calypsojimmy 4 жыл бұрын +6

      You know he was a superior basketball player ... Three-time consensus All-American in college, the first one ever.

    • I  I  I   E  A  S   I  I  I
      I I I E A S I I I 4 жыл бұрын

      Hunter Golden to think what would be differs from what would have been- the impact far greater than the experience.

  • Ashley Kappelmann
    Ashley Kappelmann 12 жыл бұрын +7

    Coach Wooden was the epitome of a leader in any profession, but especially education. His comments in this video demonstrate how he "nurtures and sustains a culture of collaboration, trust, learning, and high expectations" (ISLLC #2).

  • Alan Pinho
    Alan Pinho 3 жыл бұрын +30

    I was a student at UCLA during the 60's when Mr Wooden was there, outstanding individual who really made a difference in people's lives.

    • Karenmorgan9601
      Karenmorgan9601 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Hello handsome

    • gary presley
      gary presley 3 жыл бұрын +1

      An example of what we need to strive for the epitome of what people who want to be their best or help student athletes to become the best version of themselves God Blessed his life for a reason

  • chad2192
    chad2192 4 жыл бұрын +38

    Brilliant man. We miss figures like this in today's society.


    Wow. I loved it. It feels so good being a teacher and seeing the youngsters become great!

  • Harry Gaskin
    Harry Gaskin 3 жыл бұрын +24

    What a graceful, dignified, and wise man. Gotta love Mr. Wooden!

  • Michael Cress
    Michael Cress 2 ай бұрын +1

    I was blessed to spend some time with Coach. My recruiting trip to UCLA was during BB season. The Sports Information Dept., and whoever else thought I should sit next to Coach in Pauley for a nationally televised game. He had an aura, a peace, a serenity about him. Instant comfort. He walked the walk, you could feel it in your soul. A true blessing to spend some time with Coach Wooden. He’s the real deal and an unbending, unquestionable man who walked the walk. I had others who were so special they radiated, but only so many who’s greatness radiated and made you better just with their presence. Jack Nicklaus and Larry Nelson were two others for me. You find others who’s presence makes you better- don’t let go. They’re gifts. Take advantage of those opportunities, whether their teachers, athletes, coaches, industry leaders or the best damn garbageman n town- it takes a team. Surround yourself with those who make you strive to be a better person. FWIW. ❤

  • CoCoaching
    CoCoaching 8 жыл бұрын +21

    Love John Wooden and all he stood for.

  • clare howell
    clare howell 4 жыл бұрын +15

    What a sweet man. Not a bad coach, either-10 national champions in 12 years, seven in a row, with small teams and with his giants. We will not see his like again.

  • Question Everything But WHY
    Question Everything But WHY 2 жыл бұрын +3

    "Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are."
    John Wooden

  • Teacher David- -Eat, Play, Learn
    Teacher David- -Eat, Play, Learn 4 жыл бұрын +4

    Beautiful message ! 😍
    You will be forever missed, coach Wooden !😭
    Blessings from Taiwan ! 🤗
    Jesus loves everyone ! 😇

  • Peter Christian
    Peter Christian 3 жыл бұрын +18

    Coach Wooden was a remarkable and humble man. He succeeded like no one else, not just in basketball but also in life. He never lost his composure no matter how difficult the game situation. His players loved and respected him. His lessons are true today and we should follow them.

  • Cole
    Cole 6 жыл бұрын +88

    I am amazed to see John Wooden had a Ted Talk; I had no idea he spoke for the organization. There are no words to describe how much I look up to my great grandfather, and I wish I was old enough to understand his philosophies from childhood. As I age, I imagine his inspirational beliefs will become more vivid to me. I miss him, and always will; wishing today I could have had an adult (man to man) conversation about life.

    • I  I  I   E  A  S   I  I  I
      I I I E A S I I I 4 жыл бұрын

      Cole Robbins thank you. My grandfathers passed when I was young. I hear you.

  • Gone Fishing
    Gone Fishing Ай бұрын

    So intelligent yet so humble. A classic.

  • Peter Bellini
    Peter Bellini 2 ай бұрын

    John Wooden: One of the figures on the Mt. Rushmore of American plain-spoken wisdom. Taking us all to school in the most gentle productive, nurturing way possible. Like all the greatest Coaches first, and foremost, a Teacher.

  • peterbstrong
    peterbstrong 4 жыл бұрын +2

    This man is one of the few I believe to have the keys to the "Ft. Knox" of plain-spoken American wisdom. The effect he had on his students and players was so profound that I've seen interviews with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Keith Wilkes and Bill Walton where they literally can repeat all of his lessons verbatim.
    We're finally getting closer to "Lead by putting others First" "Earned not Entitled" and the most important one: CHARACTER MATTERS.
    RIP Coach....

  • Calvin Chu
    Calvin Chu 10 жыл бұрын +1

    Never cease trying to be the best you can be. That's under your control. If you get too engrossed and involved, concern, regard in things which you have no control, it will immensely affect the things you have control.
    -John Wooden

    TLC MEDIA 3 жыл бұрын +7

    I probably watched this about 100 times by now, it’s 2019 and the year is almost over. I’m sure I’m still gonna watch it, I love the humility and discipline he portrays. Every time I had an interview or test, I would watch this to gain motivation and confidence, to always do my best and not compare my self to others but yet learn from others. “The road ahead or the road behind”

    • Gale Hess
      Gale Hess 3 ай бұрын

      thanks for the inspiration to cue it up and push play and not just read the comments

  • Craig Hohnberger
    Craig Hohnberger 5 жыл бұрын

    Easily one of the best ever... someone to learn from for any leader in any profession

  • Manvendra Srivastava
    Manvendra Srivastava 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Man this wisdom is the wisdom of lifetime, an entire life compiled in 10 minute... Bow down to this man.... Amazing

  • Ernest A. Pérez L.
    Ernest A. Pérez L. 7 жыл бұрын +22

    He was the Bruin coach when I was there and Walton and I shared a class where he once tried to copy from me.
    My wife and I had season tickets for UCLA Basketball and football and we didn't miss a game.
    I had the pleasure of watching his last championship where he didn't have the best team yet won.
    And I was at Pualley for his send off, a sad but great night.
    This was a great man in every stage of a man's life.
    The Wizzard of Westwood was one of a kind and I was there to share in his magic.

    • I  I  I   E  A  S   I  I  I
      I I I E A S I I I 4 жыл бұрын

      Ernest A. Pérez L. I don’t often experience envy, but when I do....

  • Robin
    Robin Ай бұрын

    I wish I had been one of his players. What a great and wise man.

  • Question Everything But WHY
    Question Everything But WHY 2 жыл бұрын +9

    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
    John Wooden

  • Canadian, eh
    Canadian, eh 6 жыл бұрын +60

    Coach Wooden; what a class act; very wise; very humble.

  • Dennis Wooden
    Dennis Wooden 2 ай бұрын +1

    Well said like always Uncle John !

  • Scott Yang
    Scott Yang 5 жыл бұрын

    May all the teachers be like you, Mr. Wooden. Thank you

  • 15 DurangoRT
    15 DurangoRT 3 жыл бұрын +5

    A man of wisdom and character. I could listen to this man for hours on end!

  • Rick Kloete
    Rick Kloete Ай бұрын

    They don't make them like this great man anymore. Very good video. Thank you for posting!

  • Bill Bergin
    Bill Bergin 4 жыл бұрын

    Every so often I manage to discover a presentation on you tube which is completely inspirational. This was such an example . I had not heard of this American but his non stop outpouring of belief in people, his demonstration of personal integrity as well as a personal charisma untainted by cynicism and negativity, reminded me of certain men and women who exercise human gifts at the level of something called Amazing Grace. They reassure us of that wonderful quote, 'when men an women are fully alive and fully human, there is the glory of God'. These people remind us that we can all be 'the best that we can be'. Isn't that what makes our world a fabulous place to be in and life really worth living?

  • 10Kèo
    10Kèo 12 жыл бұрын +8

    he lived a great life, legendary coach, wise words :))

  • ElmwoodParkHulk
    ElmwoodParkHulk 3 жыл бұрын

    ❤️Greatest coach that ever lived . Wonderful man 🙏🏼

  • Yousuf Mamsa
    Yousuf Mamsa 2 жыл бұрын

    An outstanding upright individual Coach Wooden was. His wisdom, his character....amazing. I wish we have more people like him among us.

  • Lisa Dunn
    Lisa Dunn 12 жыл бұрын +1

    What a sound mind. Very intelligent man. So glad he stayed in California and inspired many around the world. Thank you!

  • Jagannath Shenoy
    Jagannath Shenoy 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you John wooden sir, wonderful TED talks on understanding the difference between winning and succeeding. Three things takeaway; Never, never be late, be on time and start the task on time and close on time, Do your best and don't worry about the outcomes as long you have put in your full efforts, thirdly never ever criticize your Team members, coach is paid for that job, let him do the job of criticizing. There is no progress without pain. I strongly recommend for people to watch this video and also read his books to know the definition of "Success" the John wooden ways'...

  • ElmwoodParkHulk
    ElmwoodParkHulk 4 жыл бұрын +2

    The best coach that ever lived ❤️Wonderful man of God .

  • Michael Barsi Attorney At Law, Aptos, Ca

    Great man with deep wisdom.

  • WhyCatholic
    WhyCatholic 3 жыл бұрын

    John Wooden is one of the wisest men I have ever met. A major reason Coach Wooden was so successful was that he coached "the youngsters" whole self, the game was almost secondary.

  • 10GALLEN81
    10GALLEN81 4 жыл бұрын +61

    To speak this swiftly on interesting subjects is admirable in a 30 year old. To do it at his age is remarkable.

  • joe the sheep
    joe the sheep 5 жыл бұрын +1

    "Success is the feeling to grow through ones self-defined tasks." - To me this is true

  • benhoganboy
    benhoganboy 6 жыл бұрын +12

    What a brilliant powerful speech! A legend!

    TLC MEDIA 2 жыл бұрын +6

    I have watched this video more times than I could keep count, the amount of inspiration I get from watching this video alone I can never quantify. What an inspiration you have been John. Your legacy lives on.
    “They ask me why I teach and I say, where could I find such splendid company”

  • Justin Foster
    Justin Foster 8 жыл бұрын +17

    Brother Wooden is an inspiration!

  • Question Everything But WHY
    Question Everything But WHY 2 жыл бұрын

    "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
    John Wooden

  • Sean Wright
    Sean Wright 3 жыл бұрын +1

    This man had a profound message and measure of wisdom that went deep into immutable principles. No wonder he coached so many successful players (that I can account for)

  • Sabrina Wanderer
    Sabrina Wanderer 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Teachers and coaches like this brings out the best in everyone....never disrespect the elderly people..

  • Hank MoHank
    Hank MoHank 9 жыл бұрын

    The greatest Coach, achieved more NCAA championships than anyone period. - But more importantly was concerned about developing and truly humanly improving each person for life. Incredible principles, incredible results he achieved.
    This humble man was a Master at improving people in life. Classic principles that I wish the popular corporate so called leaders would understand. He never mentioned winning- astounding- he focused them on giving all to self improvement and giving their total all.

  • Mihai Popa
    Mihai Popa 6 жыл бұрын +29

    "If you get to engrossed and involved and concerned in regard to things over which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you have control".I volunteer time at a charity organization that focuses on the needs of empoverished kids and it absolutely makes me do that.What a great realingment of thought! Thanks!

    • Maria S'
      Maria S'  Жыл бұрын +1

      Going crazy over things one cannot control; makes things one could control go crazy.
      The biggest damage one can do to oneself

    • No shortcut to Glory
      No shortcut to Glory 3 жыл бұрын

      Keep it up Sir.

  • lawyers9
    lawyers9 5 жыл бұрын +10

    An unbelievably wise yet humble man whom I think was the BEST college coach there will ever be. He taught his players more than just a game. He taught them how to LIVE!

  • celshader
    celshader 14 жыл бұрын

    I have a lot more respect for my school teachers now than I ever had when I was at school.

  • David Dennison
    David Dennison 2 ай бұрын

    I grew up in the town where Johnny Wooden was born. I know many of his relatives never met him but every one in that family is as genuinely good as can be.

  • U.S. Custom Stickers
    U.S. Custom Stickers 3 жыл бұрын

    this is good. coach wooden was an outstanding person way before he was a legendary coach. his philosophies may not work for everyone, but it is certainly a push in the right direction.

  • 5bLucky
    5bLucky 4 жыл бұрын +1

    He might be a basketball coach, but Mr John Wooden is much more than that. His talk and philosophy reflects life as it should be. A man with class and integrity... Thank you Mr Wooden.

    ARIZJOE 4 жыл бұрын

    Notice how crisp and rapid the Coach's speech pattern was at an advanced age. Intelligence, wisdom, and quite a body that almost reached 100. Remember he was an All American at Purdue, and in the Hall of Fame as a player also.

  • Richard Hallman
    Richard Hallman 2 жыл бұрын +6

    One of the few incredible human beings who walked this world. And the greatest coaches ever!!!!!!

  • john parish
    john parish 4 жыл бұрын

    Every coach in the country should be required to watch this!! He is a Master

  • Luis Nannini
    Luis Nannini 4 жыл бұрын +2

    "No written word, no spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Nor all the books on all the shelves, it's what the teachers are themselves."

  • Damon Dukes
    Damon Dukes 10 жыл бұрын +11

    something about this man's wisdom, I should use his philosophic approach when I become a football coach

  • farah ali
    farah ali 3 ай бұрын +19

    Treasure of knowledge and experience I love to hear him

  • Adan Miranda
    Adan Miranda 6 жыл бұрын +5

    Greatest man ever. He was built with intelligence and wisdom flowed through his veins. He will always be remembered and loved from his fans and former players.

  • Shamus McShane
    Shamus McShane 3 жыл бұрын +26

    He taught character through the game of basketball

  • KaneyoshiSouji
    KaneyoshiSouji 9 жыл бұрын +1

    There are few people who ingest music/poetry into their lives as using words to their full ability. He used so many quotes and yet the thing that really gets me is his humility. Such a great man!

  • Manav Gupta
    Manav Gupta 4 жыл бұрын

    I will be a success if I can be just a tenth of a dad as The Coach. I have shared what I have learned from The Coach with my kids and I feel I am already 90% there!

  • David Lacy
    David Lacy 3 жыл бұрын +1

    There has never been a greater coach.....in any sport....in any era .......watch this and enjoy the wisdom that can be used in any part of your life.

  • Hayden Rhodes
    Hayden Rhodes 12 жыл бұрын +3

    An inspiration, a man who walked his talk, if only we all had great teachers and coaches like him.

  • David Ray Duncan
    David Ray Duncan 4 жыл бұрын +1

    This ought to be required viewing for every coach in the country. When popular tee-shirts say things like, "2nd place is 1st loser," it's a breath of fresh air to hear John Wooden's definition of success. Winning is not the "only thing;" my apologies to Vince Lombardi.

  • Juan Angel
    Juan Angel 8 жыл бұрын +68

    I strongly recommend to make a quick research about the speakers in the TED talks before watching the videos. I was surprised when my calculus professor mentioned coach John Wooden and nobody seemed to knew who he was. I have a great respect for Coach John Wooden, he has been the very best college basketball coach in history and deserves a lot of credit for that.

  • Mike Sorensen
    Mike Sorensen 19 күн бұрын

    I wish I had a teacher and coach like John Wooden. He was a great teacher of character, morals, discipline with old school values you don’t see much anymore 👍

  • DrLorenThomas
    DrLorenThomas 5 жыл бұрын

    Incredible leader and example! I am so glad this talk was preserved.

  • Robert Dees
    Robert Dees Ай бұрын

    One of Purdue University's absolute best graduates. An All-American at Purdue - I am proud to call him a fellow alumni.

  • TEF 531
    TEF 531 3 жыл бұрын

    Incredible. Can you believe how sharp this man's mind was at 99 years old!!!

  • petey12141
    petey12141 10 жыл бұрын

    Basically, she's saying that in her time of teaching, she has many students, some who will be destined for great things, and she's happy to know all of them. She had the experience of knowing a lot of great people even though nobody knew it at the time, so what she liked most about teaching was being with these people.

  • K Salazar
    K Salazar 6 жыл бұрын +15

    So much wisdom!!

  • vic2354
    vic2354 12 жыл бұрын +1

    Jah Bless the wizard of westwood. A good man! more than a basketball coach. Rest in Power Brother Wooden.

  • David Turner Studio - 3D Architectural Renderings

    I grew up watching this man coach in Pauley Pavilion as a kid, thanks to my dad who would bring me to the UCLA basketball games.
    From Lew Alcindor to Bill Walton it was amazing to witness sports history in-person. I always knew that there was some magic in the Wizard of Westwood.
    Go Bruins!

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    • Dr. Jeff Dr. Jeff
      Dr. Jeff Dr. Jeff 4 жыл бұрын

      I was there too. You and I had the privilege of seeing the greatest coach with the greatest players in some of the greatest games that will ever be played. By chance were you there when the UCLA Freshmen team with Lew Alcindor beat the UCLA Varsity team in the pre season opener?

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      I I I E A S I I I 4 жыл бұрын

      DavidTurner1 fortunate son

  • Connie Davis
    Connie Davis 4 жыл бұрын +5

    When this podcast began,all it took was the sound of this legendary coach's voice to make me stand still!! They don't make them like his one anymore.....we've tried,but rarely successful....

  • Pat Early
    Pat Early  Жыл бұрын +1

    Very excellent and something everyone should see. Also love John wooden's Pyramid of Success. God bless everyone

  • Brian Shultes
    Brian Shultes 4 ай бұрын +6

    Our teachers and coaches today need to hear this. Always loved this genuine and sincere man

  • Eric White
    Eric White 10 жыл бұрын +8

    His great faith is what made him a great man.

  • Mmmmkay
    Mmmmkay 9 ай бұрын +1

    If I ever need to be inspired or if I need some motivation I’ll come back to this video.

  • Joey .H
    Joey .H 3 жыл бұрын

    “Your reputation is what your perceived to be, your character is who you really are”

  • Anthony Batulis
    Anthony Batulis 3 жыл бұрын

    To the 598 thumbs down, I feel truly sorry for you. How can you not recognize what an incredible gift this man was.