Success is peace of mind attained only through self satisfaction in knowing that you made the effort to do the best of which you're capable. ~ John Wooden
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A Poem by Swen Eric Nater (Student of John Wooden):
I have awed at a solo performance
and spectacular flashy display,
But I crave for the best
and my eyes are more blessed
when an unselfish team makes a play.
A play that's so perfect and simple
with the weaving of role with a role,
Every piece partly seen like a fine-tuned machine
and you notice not one but the whole.
Like an orchestra tuned to perfection
where harmonious beauty is found,
Every note has a quest to be part of the rest
so the whole is a masterpiece sound.
Every wild one once blinded by glory
is now cured and is one of the tame,
He receives his esteem as part of the team
and is eager to sacrifice fame.
It's amazing what teams have accomplished;
it's astounding how much they have done,
When the ultimate call is when one is for all
and the credit is reached for by none.