WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 12/12/18

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Tifinie

 

It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while. Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.

 

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  -John Wooden

 

John Wooden was an athlete who played as a guard for the Purdue Boilermakers’ college basketball team in Indiana between 1929 and 1932. He then moved on to be a memorable coach for 29 years at UCLA and Indiana State as he became the first person to be honored both as a player (1960) and as a coach (1973) in the Basketball Hall of Fame.  He was known to give his teams short and simple inspirational messages that drove the players both on the court and at home.  This tradition expanded beyond his basketball career as fans and onlookers also became inspired by his words, creating a highly-acclaimed legacy that motivated people in business and personal aspects as well.  He ended up authoring a philosophical book called The Pyramid of Success, which explained the steps he felt were important for building success both in basketball and in life.  He also made famous something he called his Seven Point Creed, a list of morality of life given to him by his father upon graduation from elementary school.  It reads as follows:

  1. Be true to yourself.
  2. Make each day your masterpiece.
  3. Help others.
  4. Drink deeply from good books.
  5. Make friendship a fine art.
  6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
  7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

Even after all of these years, his words of inspiration can still motivate anyone that hears them.

 

 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK:  Pundit (noun)

 

DEFINITION:  a person who is often asked to give their opinion on a matter because of their expertise in the subject such as a commentator or instructor; also spelled pandit; (the term pundit originated in India as a term of respect for teachers and leaders, coming from the Hindi word pandit-a term of respect acknowledging a person’s wisdom. Pandit, in turn, comes from the Sanskrit word pandita, which translates to “learned.”)

 

(Punditic) |  adjective

(Punditically) |  adverb

Pundit |  noun

 

Synonyms:  expert, specialist, guru, master, authority, whiz

 

Example sentence:  The last basketball game I went to was so intense that even the pundits were speechless as the clock ticked down to the final seconds and my team barely won the game.

 

See how creative you can be.  Make up a sentence of your own and share it in the comments below!


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