A Game Plan for Life written by John Wooden is a good reminder that anyone can make a difference. This book inspired me to teach the next generation and to live a life full of compassion and wisdom. The book is separated into two sections; the first is mentors who shaped Wooden’s life and the second half is people who were influenced by Wooden. This book is easy to read and spaced accordingly to take in all the wisdom imparted from Wooden.
Some of Wooden’s coaching style that will stick with me are that he rarely called timeouts first, meticulously set up practices, worked diligently on conditioning, and taught the fundamentals efficiently. I like his saying “Dont mistake activity for accomplishment.”
Here are other things I thought worthwhile:
- I learned that there are four types of mentors – personal, professional, and spiritual leadership.
- Knowledge is nothing unless it is shared.
- Key traits of a mentor: compassion & wisdom
- Key traits of a teacher: persistence, principle, and compassion
- Mother Theresa – Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.
This may be his last book before he passed away and I recommend this book if you would like to make a difference.