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John Wooden is best known for his 10 NCAA championship titles over the ...
on November 2, 2014
John Wooden is best known for his 10 NCAA championship titles over the course of 12 years, but how did he do this? Wooden explains his morals and what he believes what success is for anyone to understand. He uses anecdotes not only from basketball but also from his away from the court to help elucidate his point. Ultimately, he feels that there isn't anything really special about his knowledge of basketball compared to other coaches. It's just fundamental principles that many have overlooked. Therefore, it is a good read for anyone--not just from people who are interested in basketball. Wooden's divides his book in mini section where there is a lesson to be learned in every section--where some may or may not affect you. He follows it with examples in his life or his own explanations which I found very interesting.
At the same time, I'd say that this is the biggest drawback of his book. Since the book is divided into small sections, sometimes I feel that he abruptly changes from one topic to another. This short transitions killed my pacing when I was reading the book. I found myself wishing for each passage to be much longer to make it more enjoyable and smooth. However, I do feel that Wooden supplies enough information to prove his point in those sections. Whether it's about his definition of success, knowing you did everything within your limits of doing the very best you can do or making sure your shoes and socks fit perfectly to your feet without any creases, he makes sure to complete his thoughts and reasons for the things he states. But I don't believe that this flaw, compared to the vast insight given in this book, is enough to deduct any points of 5 stars.
Overall, this book is phenomenal. I feel that everyone is able to reap benefits and learn something new by reading this book because he emphasis the importance of strong character. It's not just about basketball, in fact, many of his students say the same thing: he coached basketball, but he also coached skills that applied after basketball. The things he says and asks always makes me rethink about what I can improve in my own life, and I'm sure that it will affect the readers who are wiling to learn. Thus, I recommend this book to anyone of any age who is willing to change their perspective on the very journey to success.