I recently read an article titled 22 Habits of Unhappy People. While reading the article I could not help but think of being an athlete, parent and coach. I have had the pleasure of coaching thousands of players over the years as well I have had some of the best teammates and friends a person can ask for. Whether I was coaching or playing I always encountered some form of adversity and the people that handle adversity with poise and confidence are the ones that usually come out on top and the end result is happiness.
As a John Wooden disciple I have read and memorized many quotes and maxims from this wonderful man. The one that always sticks out is:
Don’t make excuses
While these six simple maxims deal with honesty and adversity using them on a daily basis has helped me with my own happiness and those around me. The article (link below) struck a cord because almost everything relating to the article is about how to improve yourself or build stronger relationships while dealing with your own happiness.
See ya on the field Coach Lou