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John Wooden (Weekly Inspiration #8)

Last week legendary basketball coach John Wooden died at the age of 99.  Few people have walked the earth, with more inspiration living inside of them than Coach Wooden.  It seemed every time he opened his mouth, a new inspirational quote emerged.  This weeks inspirational blog is in memory and in tribute to Coach Wooden.

Coach wooden often said that he did not believe basketball was one thing and life was another.  He believed that what made you successful in one would make you successful in the other.  For this reason he spent as much time teaching his players how to be good people, as how to dribble and shoot.  Did it work?  Hard to argue with 10 national championships including 7 in a row.  Here are some of his most famous teachings.  Read each one twice and reflect. Continue reading

Two Wolves (Weekly Inspiration #4)

Here is a short story I must have heard at just the right time in my life for it to sink in.  Believe it or not, I think about this story often.

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that was going on inside himself.
He said, “My son, it is between 2 wolves. One is evil: Anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
The other is good: Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith…”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one I feed.” Continue reading

9 Random People

Yesterday I wrote my first blog about how I started blogging.  How original.  Today I will write what I have learned about blogging in the last 24 hours.  Again very original.

I have taken about 4 video tutorials on blogging and read probably 15 different Blogs about how to do blogs.  Time well spent?  Well ……….. when I looked at my stats for the day yesterday, I noticed that 11 people had found my blog and 3 visited the about the author page!

I know one of these people was my mother and another was a new friend I met yesterday at the climbing gym.  That leaves 9 mystery people that somehow managed to surf across my words.  With a response like that, how can I deny that all this time has been worth the investment?

With all this momentum building behind me, I think it is time to start writing about what really interests me.  Hopefully some of what fires me up, will speak to the 9 random people a day who I expect to continue getting.  Maybe together we will discover the meaning of life, how to fix the world by fixing eduction, how “what you are like” is just as important as “what you know” and “what you can do”.  Maybe we will learn about the nature of success, the nature of our selves, and maybe even share a laugh or two.

So to my mother, my new climbing friend, and my 9 faceless yet avid readers;  Thank you for making day one such a smashing success!  To the new friends about to join, welcome to the adventure!

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