Quote of the Week: Adversity

30 Sep

An excerpt from Coach John Wooden’s book Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court:

Adversity Makes You Stronger

Most all good things come through adversity.  There’s a poem that says:

Looking back it seems to me,

All the grief that had to be

Left me when the pain was o’er

Stronger than I was before.

-Unknown

I believe that.  We get stronger when we test ourselves.  Adversity can make us better.  We must be challenged to improve, and adversity is the challenger.

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coac...

John Wooden at a ceremony on Oct. 14, the coach’s 96th birthday, to name the Reseda post office after the sports legend and long-time San Fernando Valley resident. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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