Monthly Archives: June 2010

coach wooden greatest quotes

The Wizard’s wisdom: ‘Woodenisms’

By staff

The life lessons taught by John Wooden have become legend. Here’s a collection of some of the greatest “Woodenisms.”

  • “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
  • “Never mistake activity for achievement.”
  • “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.”

John Wooden

  • “Be prepared and be honest.”
  • “Be quick, but don’t hurry.”
  • “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
  • “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
  • “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.”
  • “Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.”
  • “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
  • “I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”
  • “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
  • “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
  • “It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.”
  • “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”
  • “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
  • “Consider the rights of others before your own feelings and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
  • “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
  • “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”
  • “It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”
  • “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
  • “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
  • “Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” “The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.”
  • “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
  • “Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”


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may’s 2010 goals results

Here’s a summary of my May 2010 Goals results:

  •  Run the Warrior Dash Adventure Race — Check!


  • Listen to the Book Linchpin by Seth Godin — Check!
  • Read Plan B by Pete Wilson — Check!

  • Read “Our Daily Bread” Devotional –  Check minus


May 2, 2010

Recession Proof

1 Chron. 29:10-13

All that is in heaven and in earth is Yours. —1 Chronicles 29:11

When all you have is God, you have all you need

May 3, 2010

Words—Do They Matter?

 Proverbs 15:1-7

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. —James 1:26

What we say reveals who we are.

May 4, 2010

God’s Devotion

Ephesians 3:14-21

That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend . . . the love of Christ which passes knowledge. —Ephesians 3:17-19

May 5, 2010

Letting God Choose

Genesis 13:9-13

Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan. —Genesis 13:11

May 6, 2010

God Has Time For You

Psalm 34:4-18

This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. —Psalm 34:6

May 7, 2010

Becoming Inclined To God

Colossians 3:12-17

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. —Colossians 3:17

Duty alone is drudgery; duty with love is delight.

May 8, 2010

Safety Zone

Ruth 2:1-12

A full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge. —Ruth 2:12

They truly love who show their love. —Shakespeare

May 9, 2010

Tangible Love

John 19:25-30

When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” —John 19:26

God bless my mother; all I am or hope to be I owe to her. —Abraham Lincoln

May 10, 2010

A Little Piece Of Heaven

Exodus 25:1-9

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? —1 Corinthians 3:16

A Christian who is willing to do little things for others can do great things for the Lord.

May 11, 2010


Ephesians 6:1-6

. . . not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. —Ephesians 6:6

No matter who your boss is, you are really working for God.

May 12, 2010

The Boat

Acts 6:1-7

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. —1 Peter 4:10

Teamwork divides the effort and multiplies the effect.

May 13, 2010

Don’t Forget

Deut. 24:17-22

Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share. —1 Timothy 6:18

Getting gratifies, but sharing satisfies.

May 16, 2010

The Ascension

Acts 1:1-11

The promise of heaven is our eternal hope.

May 18, 2010

Triumphing Over Giants

1 Samuel 17:33-50

The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. —1 Samuel 17:37

God gives us courage to challenge our giants.

May 20, 2010

A Worthy Offering

Genesis 4:1-7

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. —Genesis 4:7

God won’t refuse a heart that is surrendered to Him.

May 24, 2010

Bring Them To Jesus

Luke 18:15-17

Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. —Mark 10:14

God has great concern for little children.

May 25, 2010

Becoming Whole

John 5:1-9

Do you want to be made well? —John 5:6

Only Jesus can give wholeness to a broken life.

May 27, 2010

Garlic And Sapphires

James 2:1-9

If you show partiality, you commit sin. —James 2:9

God lets us into His fellowship. Who are we to keep others out?

May 28, 2010

Our Times— His Hands

Psalm 31:1-16

“You are my God.” My times are in Your hand. —Psalm 31:14-15

Our times are in God’s hands; our souls are in His keeping.

May 30, 2010

What Does It Take?

Genesis 2:1-7

Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest. —Exodus 23:12

If we do not come apart and rest awhile, we may just plain come apart. —Havner

May 31, 2010

Remember The Sacrifice

1 Cor. 11:23-34

Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. —1 Corinthians 11:24

Remembering Christ’s death for us should cause us to live for Him.


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National Doughnut Day

Donut Giveaways for National Doughnut Day – I hope you’ve been faithful to your workouts this week because June 4th is National Doughnut Day here in the States and a couple of big chains are offering free donuts to celebrate the day.

As you start to drool, let me answer a couple of questions that you aren’t asking.

National Doughnut Day is always celebrated the first Friday in June. It isn’t actually like a Hot Dog Eating Contest. It’s to celebrate the, “Lassies,” of WWI and to raise funds and awareness for the causes of the Salvation Army.

These volunteers would go to the front lines were the men were fighting and were big morale boosters with their home-cooked foods. Doughnuts would be cooked in oil in the helmets of the soldiers. I imagine it was oddly gross if you put on your helmet too soon after they left. The American infantrymen were often called doughboys, hence the reference.

What you’re really dying to know is where the frell are the donuts? Fine. Don’t forget that this is a one day deal set up solely for June 4th. Now that I got that legalese out of the way….

First up is Krispy Kreme. They will be giving away a free glazed donut to every customer who walks through the door. Their locations are listed on their website if you you’re not sure where to find a Krispy Kreme.

Dunkin’ Donuts will offer a free donut of choice to every guest with the purchase of a beverage of any size.

DD will also be announcing the winner its second annual, “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut,” contest. There were almost 90,000 entries. The winner will receive a cash prize of $12,000 and their donut idea will be a reality sold at participating Dunkin’ Donuts nationwide.

Remember that the Dunkin’ Donuts giveaway is a one per customer deal like Krispy Kreme’s, so map your route to all of your nearby franchises accordingly and happy munching!