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Irma Sanchez Period 3 11/14/12 Pgs: 159 Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success By: John Wooden John Wooden was an amazing coach during his time, he won many championships and he is a big reason why UCLA was as successful as they were. Coach Wooden, in this reading, teaches me and many others who read how you can’t just wish for success, being successful is something you have to work at every day.

Also, not only working everyday like getting more practice and more repetition, that is not what Coach Wooden is trying to teach here he teaches that being successful comes from inside. He explains how in order to be successful you have to have traits like loyalty, self control, confidence, cooperation, and of course skill. Reading about Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is really something I agree with 100%, I am not sure if it is because I am also an athlete so I am able to relate to his motivation and his way of words.

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I mainly agree, because he is right about all that he says everything he mentions in the pyramid are all things you not only need to be a successful athlete, but to be a successful person which is why I agree with what Coach Wooden has to say so much, because anyone can read this book and learn from it not just athletes. I personally completely enjoyed this book, because I am an athlete and as a softball player I know my strengths just as well as I know my weaknesses.

I know I have trouble with being sure of myself and being confident in what I can do on the field. Although, I am a player that wants to be successful more than anything else in the world I am willing to go through anything and everything you can think of if it will make me a better athlete. When I read Coach Wooden’s book I realized you need poise and confidence in order to reach all the success you want and that really changed me, because I have that motivation and that drive to be successful in every way that I can.

Also, poise and confidence weren’t just on the pyramid of success they were at the very top on the second row on this pyramid, so that just goes to show that confidence and poise are two things I really should work on as a person and as an athlete if I want to reach all the potential I know I can. Since I am motivated to be the best I can be, since I have that competitive fire to have all the potential in the world I read this book and I am motivated to get better in every trait he has in that Pyramid of Success, because I know the history he has left behind he is nothing but full of absolute success.

I want to reach all the success he had while he was coaching so I will listen to his words with complete respect, and I will trust everything in his stories because I personally know I want to be successful. I really do believe that anyone can connect to this book, I connected to this book because I am a motivated athlete thriving to be better each and every day, but if you are simply motivated to be the best you can be you will become more successful after this book, you don’t only have to be an athlete. You can learn a lot of good traits to have from this book to make you a better person.

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