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Wooden's Pyramid of Success

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Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success


Coach John Wooden became famous for his positive coaching style that led his UCLA basketball team to 10 national championships, seven of them in a row, winning 88 straight games. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was ESPN’s COACH OF THE CENTURY.


Coach Wooden believed and taught that the most important responsibility each of us had to ourselves was to do everything we could to achieve our own potential. He offered his Pyramid of Success and his definition of Success as a guide.  Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and his definition of success for children is: “Success is happiness in your heart because you made the effort, 100%, to do your best!”


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