John Wooden Pyramid of Success Series – Competitive Greatness (15 of 15)

We made it to the top of the pyramid of success! Think about effort, drive, and determination. Think about doing your very best at each step of our journey. Today’s brick of success, Competitive Greatness, is about doing just that, doing our very best. It is not about winning or doing what is required to win, but rather doing what is required to know we put forth our best effort. If you missed part 1 you can find it here – 1 of 15

Competitive Greatness is defined as, “Be at your best when your best is needed. Enjoyment of a difficult challenge.” Enjoyment in putting forth this level of effort is key. We need to ensure we are having some fun along the way or at the very least take some sense of pride in our efforts. Not to be boastful, but to be grateful that we have the grit to stay the course when the course is overwhelmingly challenging. Coach Wooden took no pleasure in destroying another team. He took pleasure in knowing he and his team were prepared and played well against a team that challenged them. As Wooden put it, “Our alumni at UCLA when I was there felt there was joy in beating some team by 50 points. There was no joy in that. There’s real joy in playing against somebody about your own level of competency. That’s the joy, the joy in the competition.”

Now that we have covered the entire pyramid of success the challenge is on you to adopt and take advantage of its teachings. We all have the tools, but who among us has the drive to make big things happen?

Published by HearUsJesus

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