Less Than a Second

Here’s some words for the week to ponder.

As a high school basketball coach, John Wooden created a “thank you” rule for his players. Every time a player scored, he was required to acknowledge the person on the team who’d assisted.

Of course, some of the players thought this was a silly rule that would take too much time away from the game. But Wooden explained to his team a simple gesture like a nod, a thumbs-up or a wink would take them less than a second.

Wooden believed if you didn’t show your appreciation to others, they’d have no way of knowing their contributions were recognized. And without recognition, people start to pull back — both from performing and from cooperating with others. It’s a key element of teamwork and success.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.

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2 Responses to Less Than a Second

  1. Bruce R. Matthew says:

    Hi Joe

    Very good post. We often take other people for granted in our lives. Whenever someone does something good or nice for us, we should always acknowledge their gesture. A nod, or a wink, or a smile can help brighten another person’s day. Being positive can become infectious and can effect the lives of others. Even if it only takes less than a second.


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