Monday, August 30, 2010

Eight Suggestions for Succeeding

Posted by Lee Miller | Monday, August 30, 2010 | Category: , |

With the start of the basketball season about six weeks ago for most high school players, I wanted to bring out one of my favorite items from John Wooden, legendary Head Coach of UCLA. This list of "Eight Suggestions for Succeeding" has been in many of his books and many of his interviews.  In fact, he could be found mentioning one, if not all of these in almost every practice and interview he conducted.  All of the players that have played for him know these by heart.

As you and your teammates begin pre-season workouts and training not only will these eight points keep you and your team focused, but you will also become a much stronger individual and team if you use these in your daily life as well. 

Next Monday we'll be detailing each of these points and what they mean on and off the court.

1. Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent
2. Remember, it's the perfection of the smaller details that make big things happen.
3. Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake.
4. Be more interested in character than reputation.
5. Be quick, but don't hurry.
6. Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have.
7. Know that self-analysis is crucial for improvement.
8. Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is 
     preparing to fail.

Lee Miller
Elite Hoops Basketball

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