[Success is] peace of mind derived from making the absolute and complete effort to do the best of which you are capable.
— John Wooden

You’d think that “winning” would’ve been Coach Wooden's definition of success. After all, he and his teams won an astounding 10 national championships, including seven in a row. If you google “greatest college basketball coaches of all time” his name will top the list. 

But this is what’s so winsome about Wooden: He didn’t measure success based on wins, he measured it by the quality of he and his team's effort. As long as he and his players gave it everything they had, they were a success regardless of what the scoreboard said.

That’s a healthy definition for success, and one that I want to embrace. How about you? What’s your definition?

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