Coach Wooden on Patience

Wooden’s words of wisdom on patience are a good reminder for the growth-minded.

Patience is a partner in the process of building anything worthwhile. Impatience works counter to productivity and progress.” 

“Patience is not just sitting there twiddling your thumbs waiting to see what the future brings. Rather, it is calm self-possession in confronting the necessary fits and starts, obstacles and delays that are part and parcel of achieving anything worthwhile.”

“A farmer who plants crops in the spring understands most of all that good things take time.


Excerpt from The Essential Wooden