Wisdom in the Words of Others

I have an affinity for quotes and this latest group of eight that I’ve come across in my life are no different. A handful of these phrases of wisdom come from a book that I am reading called “The Leadership Playbook” by Jamy Bechler, who is a renowned leadership speaker and former college basketball coach. In addition, a couple of these insights have surfaced from my general interest in philosophy as well as through my new-founded meditative practices.

Maybe one of these eight pieces of wisdom rings true for you. Feel free to write, down below in the comments section, about which one impacts you most and why that’s the case.

As I journey through the profession of basketball coaching, I have to remember that more important than the games is the point of serving of others. In particular, the young people who I hope to impact one day, in the future, as a coach.

–  “You cannot change your destiny overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn 

–  “Patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you’re waiting.”                           – Joyce Meyer

–  “Leadership is not about positions, titles or flowcharts but about one life influencing another.” – John C. Maxwell

–  Mastery of others is strength. Mastery of self is true power.” – Lao Tzu

–  “A good leader gets people to follow him because they want to, not because he makes them.” – Tony Dungy

–  “Not every player can be a star player, but every player must be a star at their role.”   – Jay Bilas

–  “Everybody can be great because anyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

–  “Speak when you’re angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.”                         – Groucho Marx

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