Joe Liebentritt - Director of Athletics
Over the years I have read many books in an attempt to gain wisdom from others. In this pursuit I have come upon several quotes from different individuals that I have adopted as my own. I cannot name (credit) them to the correct individuals anymore but here are my favorites.
Never try to be better than someone else, but never cease trying to be the best you can become.
You have no control over where you have been, but you have control over where you are going.
The joy is in the journey not the destination.
Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching.
What is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular.
There is enough success in the world for everyone given the willingness to work for it.
The star of the team is the team.
John Wooden was undeniably one of the two or three greatest coaches of all time. His philosophies are studied not only by coaches, but leaders in all walks of life. He has two definitions that I believe are important.
Success is the peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
Competitive Greatness is a real love for the hard battle, knowing it offers the opportunity to be at your best when your best is required. The great competitors share a joy derived from the struggle itself-the journey; the contest. They have done so because only in that supreme effort is there an opportunity to summon your best, a personal greatness that cannot be diminished, dismissed or derided because of a final score or bottom line.