John Wooden's Pyramid of Success Notes

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ENTHUSIASM
Your heart must be in
your work.
Stimulate others.
COOPERATION
With all levels of your
co-workers. Help
others and see the
other side.
LOYALTY
To yourself and all
those dependent upon
you. Keep your selfrespect.
FRIENDSHIP
Comes from mutual
esteem, respect and
devotion. A sincere
liking for all.
INDUSTRIOUSNESS
There is no substitute
for work. Worthwhile
things come from hard
work and careful
planning.
SELF-CONTROL
Emotions under
control. Delicate
adjustment between
mind and body. Keep
judgment and
common sense.
ALERTNESS
Be observing
constantly. Be quick
to spot a weakness
and correct it or use it
as the case may
warrant.
INITIATIVE
Cultivate the ability to
make decisions and
think alone. Desire to
excel.
INTENTNESS
Ability to resist
temptation and stay
with your course.
Concentrate on your
objective and be
determined to reach
your goal.
CONDITION
Mental–Moral–
Physical. Rest,
exercise and diet must
be considered.
Moderation must be
practiced. Dissipation
must be eliminated.
SKILL
A knowledge of and
the ability to properly
execute the
fundamentals.
Be prepared.
Cover every detail.
TEAM SPIRIT
An eagerness to
sacrifice personal
interests or glory for
the welfare of all.
“The team comes
first.”
POISE
Just being yourself.
Being at ease in any
situation. Never
fighting yourself.
CONFIDENCE
Respect without fear.
Confident not cocky.
May come from faith
in yourself in knowing
that you are prepared.
COMPETITIVE
GREATNESS
“When the going gets
tough, the tough get
going.” Be at your
best when your best is
needed. Real love of
a hard battle.
SUCCESS
Patience Reliability Integrity Honesty Sincerity
(makes friends) (in all ways) (speaks for itself) (others depend on you)
(good things
take time)
Faith
(through prayer)
Fight Resourcefulness Adaptability Ambition
(properly
focused)
(to any situation) (proper judgment) (effort and hustle)
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