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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wooden on Trust

"It has been said that you will be hurt occasionally if you trust too much. This may be true, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough."
- John Wooden

A fellow coach reminded me of this quote in his blog. Another seemingly cheekish quote by Wooden that runs deep once you think about it.

When you come under fire, don't grip your throat and mentally quit.

Trust your ability.
Trust your gut.
Trust your work ethic.
Trust your preparation.
Trust your fellow players.
Trust your coach.
Trust in your God.

Trust yourself.

You've earned this moment.
You live for this moment.
You've done this task a thousand times before...if only in your mind.

Trust yourself to succeed.