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John Wooden on Adversity

One of the greatest coaches ever on adversity
John Wooden on Adversity

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.


Idea 💡

"Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then."John Wooden

Reflection 🤔

It’s an amazing feeling when things are running smoothly. Your ego is untouched, people are happy with you, and life is lightweight and full of potential.

But what happens when You fail, people are angry, or uncertainties arise?

This is where you find out what you’re truly made of. Anyone can handle the easy times, but it takes greatness to persevere through adversity.

Action ✅

When a challenges comes, respond with action you'll be proud of later instead of what feels like relief now.

About the creator 👤

John Wooden was an American basketball coach and player. He won ten NCAA championships in a 12-year period as head coach for the UCLA Bruins, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games.

Wooden's 29-year coaching career and overwhelming critical acclaim for his leadership have created a legacy not only in sports but also extending to business, personal success, and organizational leadership.


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