The difference between winning and succeeding | John Wooden


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  • Anshul Rai
    Anshul Rai  1 days back

    This man spits pure truth

    • Matthew Curiel
      Matthew Curiel  2 days back

      Ive always thought the same way too bad society thinks different

      • Robert Scaddan
        Robert Scaddan  4 days back

        What an astounding and inspirational individual....and I stumbled upon him by accident.

        Simple goals, simple ideas, simple rules for life....

        • kulkarni Singh
          kulkarni Singh  7 days back

          thanks tedx thats amazing

          • Home Services
            Home Services  1 weeks back

            Good information thank you

            • Terry Humes
              Terry Humes  2 weeks back

              There should be a required course in everyone's required curriculum on John Wooden. This man is incredible.

              • Chad Aitken
                Chad Aitken  2 weeks back

                How his mind is so sharp and how fast his thoughts come out? No hesitation! Bc it came from the heart? Might make a great coach.

                • John R. Wooden
                  John R. Wooden  3 weeks back

                  An absolute legend.

                  • Musa Bajwa
                    Musa Bajwa  3 weeks back

                    Such Magnificence

                    • nick name
                      nick name  4 weeks back

                      Needed words in today's world, but alas unheeded...

                      • SuperVince93
                        SuperVince93  4 weeks back

                        Mr. Wooden was sharp as a tac until his last breath. R.I.P.

                        • The Jimmy Hasselhoff
                          The Jimmy Hasselhoff  4 weeks back

                          Nobody would care what John Wooden had to say if Sam Gilbert hadn't bought him the best players while John looked the other way.

                          • Rol Tol
                            Rol Tol  1 months back

                            Succeeding is when you learn to loose.

                            • WhyCatholic
                              WhyCatholic  2 months back

                              John Wooden is one of the wisest men I have ever met. A major reason Coach Wooden was so successful was that he coached "the youngsters" whole self, the game was almost secondary.

                              • Donny Dimes
                                Donny Dimes  2 months back

                                In summary: Reach YOUR true potential.

                                • Mike A
                                  Mike A  2 months back

                                  I love this guy but this speech is so hard to follow. It’s like one damn long run on sentence. Wished he paused once in a while.

                                  • Steve Chaszar
                                    Steve Chaszar  2 months back

                                    timing is proving to others you have respect for them... in my opinion.

                                    • Tom Smith
                                      Tom Smith  2 months back

                                      Can you imagine coach Wooden having to deal with some of today's baggy pants athletes.

                                      • Richard Allen
                                        Richard Allen  2 months back

                                        YES, FOR HIM THEY WOULD GLADLY PULL THEM UP .

                                    • Dana May
                                      Dana May  2 months back

                                      I like that mentality.

                                      • Gerhard moeller
                                        Gerhard moeller  2 months back

                                        John Wooden was / is the epitome of a coach.....and the epitome of a MAN! GOD BLESS!

                                        • Jehová Jesucristo
                                          Jehová Jesucristo  2 months back

                                          A ver quien es el que ama y diga la verdad de lo que pose y que NO ES DE EL O DE ELLA

                                          • Jehová Jesucristo
                                            Jehová Jesucristo  2 months back

                                            Son nichos de la verdad y también mucho que se alegra CON poser lo ajeno creado y lo creado tiene nombre y tiene títulos

                                            • Thomas Purtzer
                                              Thomas Purtzer  2 months back

                                              We can all be like Coach Wooden! I bet he would agree with that. Follow his 3 rules, study how he lived and thought and emulate him. He said that we must have FAITH AND PATIENCE. He was a Saint of God and a man of faith. If I do the best I can to be a man of faith and work hard to develop my character then I too can be successful as Coach Wooden said. I have profound respect for this man who would roll up his program when the game was in hand. He never yelled, acted poorly and respected everyone. What a guy. Thanks Coach Wooden!

                                              • Galahad Graves
                                                Galahad Graves  2 months back

                                                There was a time when coaches were icons of character. They focused on character. They portrayed it. They encouraged their players to have it. They ask you to own it. They ask you to share it. Their existence throughout life revolves around it. Good ones are character itself acting out through life. These special people are few. Most coaches are not real coaches. Those that are usually leave you with something that enriches you or at least they try to. The value is taken up by you.

                                                Dear Wonnell. This is what I’ve always meant when I share with you. Love you man.

                                                • downbntout
                                                  downbntout  2 months back

                                                  A rare vid of highest value.

                                                  • gagan hk
                                                    gagan hk  2 months back

                                                    TED = quality

                                                    • Bob Sly - Bigsly Media
                                                      Bob Sly - Bigsly Media  3 months back

                                                      For all who love John Wooden - and there are a lot - here’s the tribute video I edited after his passing:
                                                      A person to be treasured for all time.

                                                      • Echiya
                                                        Echiya  3 months back

                                                        The American Mr. Chips.

                                                        • 1pt21jigawatt
                                                          1pt21jigawatt  3 months back

                                                          Great coaches are great teachers and mold players into good people and citizens of their community and country. JW was the greatest coach of all time.

                                                          • rt rt
                                                            rt rt  3 months back

                                                            I guess, 3% (451 / 15,000) of the people visiting YouTube are really mentally ill and there is no way of pleasing them at all.
                                                            How can anyone give this terrific video a thumbs down???

                                                            • DopeInstaSwap
                                                              DopeInstaSwap  3 months back

                                                              This speech is an injustice. 17m to summarise all the values this man has followed and the experiences from his lifetime. So humble :)

                                                              • Leonard Thomas
                                                                Leonard Thomas  3 months back

                                                                Thank you Mr Wooden Sir.

                                                                • Dom A
                                                                  Dom A  3 months back

                                                                  The best ever by defying EVERY SINGLE coaching and teaching strategy. Instead, respect, values, and discipline through an example that never waivers.

                                                                  The best leader of young men who ever lived makes it embarrassingly simple, yet impossible to replicate, bc no coach or man before or since has been anything close to genuine. He is the greatest ever.

                                                                  • James Allen jr.
                                                                    James Allen jr.  3 months back

                                                                    So, that's how you ruin a generation... give 'em corrupt, degenerate, ignorant yet arrogant teachers. it won't matter what you teach the kids.

                                                                    • Born Again
                                                                      Born Again  3 months back

                                                                      a link to the pyramid should have been provided

                                                                      • Firmly Balanced
                                                                        Firmly Balanced  3 months back

                                                                        “If you make the effort to do the best of which you’re capable; trying to improve the situation that exists for you...that’s success...”. - John Wooden

                                                                        • cornel bacauanu
                                                                          cornel bacauanu  3 months back

                                                                          Great teacher .

                                                                          • Kofi Ofosu
                                                                            Kofi Ofosu  3 months back

                                                                            I wish he’d been my coach or teacher

                                                                            • William Gullett
                                                                              William Gullett  4 months back

                                                                              How hard is it to succeed in a conference that had no other good teams for decades andwas in California and the players were paid to come there by Sam Gilbert? I could have coached those teams and won just as much as Wooden. Wooden was overrated but since he was an old man he getss all this love. Bob Knight, as big a jerk as he was, did a more impressive job considering the much lesser talent and playing in a MUCH better basketball conference

                                                                              • Brandon Mijdam
                                                                                Brandon Mijdam  4 months back

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                                                                                • will
                                                                                  will  4 months back

                                                                                  Who’s where from the google add

                                                                                  • omegapointil
                                                                                    omegapointil  4 months back

                                                                                    Always feel worse for the losers than happy for the winners.

                                                                                    • joeyatthebeach
                                                                                      joeyatthebeach  4 months back

                                                                                      Coach Wooden used to come to Campbell College basketball camp, IN Buies Creek NC, in the early 70's. I believe that he was looking for recruits in the tobacco road locations to look for exceptional players in the area where UNC, NC State, and eventually Duke players evolved. I actually was there and enjoyed the last day of the camp where Pete Maravich would come in to give a demonstration and make a few half court shots. Coach Wooden actually said to me during a exercise that " Son, you need to work with your left hand more"...….I'll take that to my grave as advice from a legend...

                                                                                      • Baroque Obama
                                                                                        Baroque Obama  4 months back

                                                                                        Rest In Peace
                                                                                        John Robert Wooden

                                                                                        • Gilmore Underwood
                                                                                          Gilmore Underwood  4 months back

                                                                                          I have been a UCLA BASKETBALL FAN sicne I was 10 YEARS OLD and am STILL one. COACH JOHN ' THE WIZARD OF WESTWOOD ' no t only had some of the GREATEST PLAYERS to PLAY for him ,he had GREST PHILOSOPHICAL though in LIFE as well .Most unless PLAYED SPORTS at that LEVEL even HIGN SCHOOL do not UNDERSTAND how IMPORTANT to have GOOD INDIVIDUALS in these POSITIONS in LIFE . For not responding nnly are they TEACHERS of a GAME there are the SHAPERS and MOLDERS of the YOUNG MEN and WOMEN whom PLAY for them as MEN and WOMEN in LIFE . There are GUYS I know whom PLAYED only in HIGN SCHOOL but the COACHES they had they RESPECTED all their LIVES . Some where even MORE RESPECTED they MOM and DADDY . He was a GREAT INNOVATOR on the GAME he COACHED PLUS a PRETTY DAMN GOOD PLAYER .He's in the NCAA HALL FAME TWICE as a PLAYER at INDIANA and as a COACH at UCLA .His BOOK about his LIFE hthe as TITTLE at PAULEY PAVILION is GREAT READINGS and has FOOD for THOUGHT about LIFE itself one of the BETTER ONES I had READ.

                                                                                          • Carlos Oscar Comedy
                                                                                            Carlos Oscar Comedy  4 months back

                                                                                            Even at an “advanced” age this man was quick and sharp. He rattled off wisdom at light speed.

                                                                                            • Jehová Jesucristo
                                                                                              Jehová Jesucristo  4 months back

                                                                                              Habla hijo cuenta la verdad de tu fraude CON trump

                                                                                              • Kanye James
                                                                                                Kanye James  5 months back

                                                                                                Basketball Legend