From the book Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and Off the Court By John Wooden (with Steve Jamison).
Here are John Wooden's Eight Suggestions for Succeeding.
1. Fear no opponent. Respect every opponent.
2. Remember, it's the perfections of the smallest details that make big things happen.
3. Keep in mind that hustle makes up for many a mistake.
4. Be more interested in character than reputation.
5. Be quick, but don't hurry.
6. Understand that the harder you work, the more luck you will have.
7. Know that valid self-analysis is crucial for improvement.
8. Remember that there is no substitute for hard work and careful planning. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.