Pyramid of Success by John Wooden

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					                     John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success
    In a period of 14 years, ending with SUCCESS
his tenure at Indiana State University,
John Wooden worked on his famous
“Pyramid of Success.” He put suc-                                                                    “Success is peace of mind which




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                                              CONDITION                                    SKILL                         TEAM SPIRIT
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                                          Mental–Moral–                          A knowledge of and                      An eagerness to
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                     mind and body. Keep and correct it or use it                                           excel.                         Concentrate on your
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   INDUSTRIOUS-                              FRIENDSHIP                                  LOYALTY                        COOPERATION                               ENTHUSIASM
            NESS                         Comes from mutual                        To yourself and all With all levels of your                                   Your heart must be in
  There is no substitute                 esteem, respect and                    those dependent upon    co-workers. Help                                             your work.
  for work. Worthwhile                   devotion. A sincere                     you. Keep your self-  others and see the                                         Stimulate others.
 things come from hard                       liking for all.                           respect.            other side.
    work and careful
        planning.