John Wooden, arguably the best coach in the history of college basketball, developed the Pyramid of Success. It’s a wonderful tool to succeed BIGG in any endeavor you choose.
So far, we’ve discussed four rows of his Pyramid. Industriousness, Friendship, Loyalty, Cooperation, and Enthusiasm form the foundation. The second row consists of Self-control, Alertness, Initiative, and Intentness. The third row, which sits right in the middle of the Pyramid, includes Condition, Skill and Team Spirit.
The fourth row, which is also the second from the top, is made up of Poise and Confidence.
This week, we’ll look at the single block that sits at the top of the Pyramid.
This success building block sits atop Poise and Confidence. Without these two, Wooden asserts you won’t achieve Competitive Greatness. But it goes beyond that – this block sits at the top because it is the result of all the rest. Putting in place all the other attributes helps you achieve this one.
The great performers bravely step forward when others are afraid. They thrive when others wither. So they want to be the point person in attacking the BIGG challenge. After all, who is better suited to lead the cause? They believe it is up to them. This is their opportunity to shine … and they do!