As an American basketball coach, John Wooden won ten college national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row, an unprecedented feat. Within this period, his teams won a record 88 consecutive games. He was named national coach of the year six times.
Wooden was well known for his short, simple inspirational messages to his players. These often were directed at how to be a success in life as well as in basketball.
Consider how this quote can be applied to business success:
“Talent is God given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
And another one that I particularly like:
“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.”