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You could do far worse than to borrow from the Wizard of Westwood, legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, who for me as a young basketball fan growing up in rural South Carolina, loomed as the greatest of the Coaching Gods, a notch above even the hallowed Frank McGuire (I was a devout Gamecock in Columbia SC through undergraduate and law school.)
In addition to basketball, Coach Wooden was a great success as a motivational/inspirational speaker and writer.
Here is his famous Seven Point Creed, which he says he received in grammar school as a gift from his father.
- Be true to yourself.
- Make each day your masterpiece.
- Help others.
- Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
- Make friendship a fine art.
- Build a shelter against a rainy day.
- Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.
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