John Wooden Quote

A large portion of success in life boils down to how you live your life, or to put into sports terms, how you play the game. I am accused on a somewhat regular basis of using sports metaphors to talk about life. It is true. I think that many lessons I learned playing sports can be applied to life. Life is a game we all play. It is up to you to decide how you are going to play the game of life.

The game of life is not a board game - it is a team sport.
The game of life is not a board game – it is a team sport.

Don’t sit on the sidelines

I recommend you play the game hard, and have fun along the way. Be sure to do both. In order to play the game hard, you must first play your part. I believe that life is a team sport. We enter and leave the world alone, but we spend almost all of our days with others. If you look at great teams, they are made of great players. I believe that we all have a part to play, or a contribution to make in this world. Each of us has different backgrounds, talents, experiences, perspectives, opinions, knowledge, skills, and ideas. It is important that you figure out what skills God has gifted to you. Each of us is unique, so I challenge you to step-up and play your part. Don’t wait for others to ask for your contribution. Figure out what you have to offer, and offer it. People around you, and your “teams” will thank you later.


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