Finding Happiness / by James Leath

Hey Mom, I love John Wooden. He was a basketball coach at UCLA many years ago and many consider him one of the greatest coaches in history. I have been reading his stuff for a long time now. Recently, I came across an old notebook I had written these in. These are some heavy promises! In an interview with John Maxwell in 2008, Wooden said he still holds himself to this creed given to him by his father after graduating high school. This is his take on how to find happiness. Hope you like it! Love you!

John Wooden's Strategy to Find Happiness... -Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible. -Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special and that you value. -Promise to think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best from yourself and others. -Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. -Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. -Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future. -Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile. -Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. -Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.

Which one of these can you implement right now?