Little Things Matter

No matter what sport you play, coach, or are a fan of the road map to success is in the details.  How you do the little things is how you will do everything. 

The first thing legendary UCLA coach John Wooden taught his players was to how to put on their socks properly so they would not bunch up and give a player a blister.  A blister meant pain and not being 100%.

There are no shortcuts to being at your best.   Everything that you do either moves the needle of your potential to the right (toward) or to the left (away). 

No matter what you do pay attention to the details.  The details aren’t always sexy.  The details don’t always get the loudest claps or make a highlight reel.  But here’s what the details get you.

1) Moving toward your full potential.
2) Confidence.
3) Self-Discipline.
4) Winning (still the goal).

Pay attention to the little things.  A majority of people will not.  If you do you’ll be a little bit better today than you were yesterday, and that’s the goal.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#basketball #bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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