Leading by example

I’ve quoted many of John Wooden’s wise life maxims here, starting way back in August 2002. Some of my favorites were about winning, the opinion of others, and happiness.The preface to his book, “Wooden” — A Lifetime of Reflections On and Off the Court, includes this cool tribute:

A True North

Our ships are tossed
Across the night,
Our compass cracked,
For wrong or right.
True North is there,
Or over here?
Confusion rules
Our sea is fear.
Then suddenly a beacon bright
Is shining through
This stormy night.
It’s pure and straight
To his true course.
The coach is seen.
He is True North.

— Steve Jamison


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