You might not expect to find much wisdom in the obsessed world of college basketball. Many of us think of false machismo, and even a propensity to cheat and put aside long-term health. The pursuit of victory trumps everything, or so we imagine. But former UCLA Coach John Wooden is the source of some of the most remarkable insights. He even practiced an almost Buddhistic non-attachment. Of course, he loved to win and wanted to win. But Wooden created a unique definition for winning. And he remained loyal to it even under the immense pressure of his job.
If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re one of the rare individuals who has decided to take life into your own hands and choose how it’ll unfold. If so, congrats. Making that choice is a critical step.
Now comes the hard part -- staying on your path and making progress towards your dreams.
Many dream about being able to leave their job and thrive as an entrepreneur, but it’s often not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s challenging when your pay check is directly tied to how hard you hustle and how much you can get done, especially in the beginning of the journey before the work pays off.