Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Definition of Winning

Outlasting your competition, winning a championship game or making it to the top of the podium are all generally associated with winning or being successful.

But what if winning had nothing to do with being successful?

What if we measured winning by the individual effort that`s put in rather than the end result?

Former UCLA coach, John Wooden was known throughout his coaching career as one who focused on effort and the fundamentals of the game rather than winning.

Wooden has been called the greatest college coach in history thanks to a long list of accomplishments, including a record 10 NCAA Men's Championship titles. But for him, it's not about the number of wins and losses: It's about how much effort was put into it.

This just so happens to be what the next episode of HCL Radio is all about.

Winning Because I Tried is the name of a youth mentoring program led by former college basketball star, Modie Cox.
Modie spends some time on the show talking about the work he does with young people in helping them to recognize the importance of focusing on effort as opposed to winning.

This Niagara Falls native makes a point of explaining that we don`t control many things that happen to us but we do have control of our effort.

Tune in to the next edition of HCL Radio and hear more from Modie.

See you on the court!

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