John Wooden’s father, Joshua Wooden, gave each son these 7 words of wisdom when they graduates from grade school:

1. Be true to yourself.
2. Make each day your masterpiece.
3. Help others.
4. Drink deeply from good books.
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

“A Game Plan for Life” by John Wooden

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