A Foundation for Lifelong Success

March Madness is underway, and we thought of one of our favorite speakers from the world of sports, Bill Walton. He won two NCAA national titles and played during UCLA’s stunning 88-game winning streak.

Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this month, Bill knows a thing or two about winning—and transitioning to a new career when his playing days were ended.

A Foundation for Lifelong Success - Bill Walton

My playing career ended prematurely in the operating room when both of my ankles were fused.  I was quick to accept that I would never run or play again, and I had to move on.

Getting to what’s next ASAP is critical.

Don’t wallow—quickly generate new dreams while realizing that the plan forward will change constantly. Accept that risk, failure, doubt, uncertainty and hesitation are all part of the grand game of life.

In the many times that I’ve been forced to start completely over from nothing, I’ve called upon Coach Wooden’s tools to overcome adversity and defeat:

  • MotivationSI March Madness 2017 Walton
  • Balance
  • Quickness
  • Creative Imagination
  • Empathy
  • Confidence
  • Persistence
  • Perseverance
  • Discipline

These are all words that are easy to memorize but extremely difficult to put into practice when you find yourself totally up against the wall of reality.


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