John Wooden: Success

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)

Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

John Wooden, American basketball player and coach 

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Bobby Knight: Preparation, not luck

“I don’t believe in luck — I believe in preparation.”– Bobby Knight, American basketball coach.
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE, Alaska -- Coach Bobby Kni...

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE, Alaska — Coach Bobby Knight, Texas Tech University basketball, watches his players practice at the fitness center here Nov. 21. Coach Knight spoke with Airmen and Soldiers before his team began practicing for the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout. The basketball tournament took place Nov. 20-24 at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Texas Tech lost to Butler University 81-71 in the championship game Nov. 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Steffen) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Jim Taylor: Running

Runner's Mental Toolbox -- F.A.S.T

Focus on what it’s like to be outdoors, to feeling your body move, to the relationships you may have built through running. These are experiences that can be reproduced with every run—you don’t need a good finish time to produce them. By shifting the focus from results to running itself you’ll feel empowered.

Jim Taylor, Ph.D., a sports psychologist and author of Prime Sport: Triumph of the Athlete Mind, The Bliss List, Runner’s World.com

Johanna Olson: Running

Truly, I love running. It’s who I am. It’s a part of me. Even if I can only run for 10 minutes, I feel whole and happy. And if everything else is falling to pieces, I go for a run, and I feel like things are going to be okay.

Johanna Olson, Olympic Marathon Trials runner who died of brain cancer at the age of 33