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A Different Definition of Success

July 14, 2015
"Success comes from knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming" - John Wooden

We found the most extraordinary video. It’s 18 minutes of Coach John Wooden at about age 91.  It’s titled, simply, “John Wooden on true success.”

In case you forgot (or never knew), he does know a thing or two about success.  As the UCLA Basketball Coach, his records include:

  • Ten NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships.           —    
  • Seven NCAA Championships in seven consecutive years: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972,1973.
  • Most appearances in the Final Four, 16; most consecutive appearances, 9; and most victories, 21. 
  • Most consecutive victories: 88 during 1971, 1972, and 1973.
  • 38 straight victories in NCAA tournament play between 1964 and 1974.
  • Eight perfect PAC 8 Conference seasons (now PAC 10).

Get a cup of coffee or tea, take an 18-minute break, and watch “John Wooden on true success.”  

Here’s to your success.


Gold Tree Financial Team