“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?” – John Wooden

Bahnsteiguhr“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”

– John Wooden

What a powerful lesson from esteemed basketball coach John Wooden. A man of great integrity, he led his team to ten championships in twelve years.

You can read my other blog on Wooden’s belief about making each day a masterpiece, here.

Today, I am going to think about what I take up. Do I have the time, and clarity of mind, to do this right? Let’s commit to excellence, today.

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John Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball coach. He was a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (inducted in 1961) and as a coach (inducted in 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories. His ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach.  He was married to Nellie Riley for 53 years, and they had two children.  After Nellie’s death, John had a monthly ritual until his own death 25 years later, of visiting her grave and writing her a love letter.

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