12 Inspirational John Wooden Quotes.

12 Inspirational John Wooden Quotes.

John Wooden was a famous American basketball player and coach. During his most successful years, he won 10 national championships, 7 of which were in a row. His coaching and his inspirational attitude made him a favourite amongst his peers and all he coached. Here are 12 Inspirational John Wooden Quotes.



1- If I am through learning, I am through. John Wooden Quotes

Never, ever, ever stop learning. If you want to become great, you have to work at it. To learn is to grow.

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2- Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you. John Wooden Quotes

We’ve all heard the saying “surround yourself with people on the same mission as you”. But how many of us are brave enough to actually live that way? If you are serious about succeeding, you have to cut negativity out of your life in every way, and some times that includes people you love. Anyone who does not support your dreams has no space in your life.

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3- If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. John Wooden Quotes

Be a doer. Not a talker. Get into the arena. The people who are making the mistakes are the ones who are learning, growing and getting closer every day to the success that they want.


4- I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times. John Wooden Quotes

Be you. Unapologetically. Authentically. Know who you are and what you stand for. Never allow anybody to sway you on your hopes and values. The world needs what you have to offer.

5- Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts. John Wooden Quotes

Success will come, and perhaps go again. You may fail when you try, but you only die when you quit. Courage is what moves you forward. Find where your courage lies, and befriend it. You will need it if you are serious about becoming a success.


6- You can do more good by being good than any other way. John Wooden Quotes

Be kind. It’s free. All of the success in the world doesn’t count for much if you are an asshole.


7- Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. John Wooden Quotes

It’s in the challenges that we find out who we really are. Tap into the pain, use it to fuel your flames.


8- Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be. John Wooden Quotes

If you are doing the same thing day in and day out and not succeeding, then you need to CHANGE something. Inaction will cause the same net results as you are currently seeing. Start meditating, exercise more (or less), listen to personal development audios, whatever it is, just do it.


9- Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power. John Wooden Quotes

There will always seem to be someone with an edge over you in life. If you look for it, you can always find someone who seems smarter, better looking, or with an easier upbringing perhaps. However, you can decide whether or not that matters in your life, or in what you are trying to achieve. If you choose to be the absolute BEST version of who you are, the lives of others are of no consequence to you.


10- Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden Quotes

Make the best of what you have. Always. It’s the key to lasting happiness.


11- Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. John Wooden Quotes

When you can look in the mirror at night and know that you have given life your ALL that day, you are a success.


12- Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you. John Wooden Quotes

You have one life. One set of dreams. One shot. Make it count.


What are your favourite John Wooden Quotes?

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