From time to time we like to quote from Wooden, with Steve Jamison, a book we highly recommend. Here is coach John Wooden discussing his father’s theory on how we relate to others:
A favorite observation of my dad’s was the following: “Never believe you’re better than anybody else, but remember that you’re just as good as everybody else.” That’s important! No better, but just as good!
I attempted to keep that in mind both when were weren’t winning national championships and when we were. It helped me avoid getting carried away with myself. It goes back to the importance of having strong guidance and role models at home. That’s where the standards are set.