via Coach Dawn Writes:
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, I’ve written about it quite a bit. So when I saw this TEDtalk by Richard St. John, 8 Secrets Of Success, I was intrigued and wondered if it would correspond with the Pyramid. Using over five hundred interviews over the course of seven years, St. John asked one simple question to lots of successful people: What is success? When he boiled it all down, this is what he came up with:
Passion. We’ve got to love what we do…and that passion should be contagious to our teams. I’ve caught the volleyball bug and my goal is to infect my team with it. I want the passion I have for my sport to go through my team like a cold in a kindergarten classroom. Wooden word: Enthusiasm.
Work. Oh, this is a good one…and I’ll bet it’s the step most folks would like to skip on their way to success. It won’t be easy, but the good part is there’s no magic bullet. Good, old-fashioned work is what’s going to ensure our success. Wooden word: Industriousness.
Good. At a certain point, we’ve got to be good at what we do. Whether it’s as a coach or as a player. This certainly isn’t saying that failure won’t be on the path to success, but being good (knowledgeable, learned, confident) at what we do is essential to our success. Wooden word: Skill....
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