Thursday, September 24, 2009

Everything I need to know I learned from Basketball......

I did a fireside a couple of weeks ago- and shared some of the things I learned while spending years in the gym as a high school girls basketball coach- thought  I would pass that along today-

·       It’s amazing what gets accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit
·       Friendship is more important than winning
·       The Wizard of Oz had all the answers:
o     Have courage
o     Have a heart
o     Use your brain
·       Ants have the right idea- if you can’t get there the way you planned and there are obstacles in your way, go around, over, through, whatever…...but get to your goal.
·       Love is more important than winning
·       There is no substitute for hard work
·       Problems are opportunities in work clothes
·       It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head. – Sally Kempton
·       You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself- Ethel Barrymore
·       You are not here merely to make a living.  You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply., with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world- and you impoverish the world if you forget the errand.- Woodrow Wilson
·       TEAM-  Together Everyone Achieves More
·       I believe in myself…… I believe in my team
·       Hot tamales and Diet Coke are good for what ails ya

 ·       Hugs….duh
·       A friend is a possession we earn- not a gift- Marvin J Ashton
·       We must let the things we can’t do keep us from doing the things we can do- Richard  L Evans
·       To ensure that people will be there for you in the tough times,  be there for them first
·       If I were a radio- would people turn me on , or off?
·       It’s the daily courtesies more than the occasional grand gestures that show how much you care
·       Don’t talk about someone until you walk a mile in their shoes, that way, when you do talk about them you are a mile away from them and have their shoes
·       Spandex is a privilege- not a right
·       Listen to your parents, talk to your parents.  They love you and are your biggest fans.  Besides, they will get smarter as you get older
·       Remember who you are and who you represent, and every time you come back to our locker room, RETURN WITH HONOR
·       If your cell phone was ringing at the other end of the court, I bet you’d sprint down the court- Gail Hook
·       Love the game.  When you are old and watching it on TV, see the beauty in it, See the Defense, see the screens, see the boxouts, then remember how much you LOVE the game!
·       Pick up after yourself- there is no maid
·       Sprinting down and backs make everything so much clearer
·       Hanging a banner on the gym wall is a great goal.  Hanging a banner in your heart because you are a champion is a greater goal
·       Know your teammates are always there for you. There is a magic that transcends everything when you walk in the gym- they are your best friends- regardless of anything that happens in the halls at school the court creates a bond that can not be broken.  They understand you
·       I hope you dance

Be happy, make a difference- just one random woman at a time! 

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