Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Boomer Jan Bolick Shares Her Top 10 John Wooden Quotes


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Jan Bolick of Business Class, Inc. shares her top 10 favorite John Wooden quotes.

Also, you can read a terrific ancedote about an exchange between Bill Walton and John Wooden here.

Jan shares….Here are 10 of my favorite John wooden Quotes…all of which can help us be better managers, better coaches, better people – and get better results.

“Never mistake activity for achievement.”

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

”A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

”Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”

”Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”


“Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”

This is a commercial by Gatorade with John Wooden reading a poem he wrote. Ignore the commercial but take in the poem and the images.

John Wooden recites his poem “Don’t Look Back”.

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4 Responses to “Boomer Jan Bolick Shares Her Top 10 John Wooden Quotes”
  1. Jan Bolick says:

    Hi Mark –

    Thanks for sharing these quotes and stories and videos. Coach Wooden is such a terrific role model.

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