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John Wooden was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and coach. ESPN ranked him as the greatest coach of all time across all sports. In his 40 years at UCLA, he mentored legends such as Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He authored several books imparting his insight on achievement, winning and success to others.

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefined success urging all of us to pursue the best in ourselves. Here are excerpts from his inspiring TED Talk, John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding. In this talk he shares the values and life lessons to us all.

I coined my own definition of success in nineteen hundred and thirty-four, when I was teaching at a high school in South Bend, Indiana.

Dad tried to teach me and my brothers that you should never try to…

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