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The Wooden Effect

Make each day your masterpiece.

- John Wooden

One of the many Wooden-isms from the great UCLA basketball coach.

To do this, remember to be present within each moment of the day, and keep your mind and thoughts focused on what is important for each moment.

Let go of past thoughts and feelings and future expectations and worries. Instead, focus on the positive and helpful thoughts for each moment.

If you can focus on the little things from moment to moment, those little munchable chunks add up to create your masterpiece by the end of the day.

“Coach Wooden also frequently made the point of not being fooled into thinking that you could make up for today’s lack of effort by working twice as hard tomorrow. By tomorrow, today’s masterpiece opportunity is gone. Moreover, if you could work twice as hard tomorrow, why wouldn’t you work twice as hard today?” -

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