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August 10, 2020 By Chad K. Fooshee This quote by legendary coach John Wooden has been one of my favorites since I discovered Coach Wooden.  I used it with my daughter as her fifth-grade recreational basketball league coach.  She was usually one of the faster players but hadn’t yet learned how to control her dribble at the same pace she was running.  Making good decisions quicker than your competition, not just being in a hurry,
“Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil, and in its worst state is an intolerable one.”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) The Value of Freedom.  In January 1776, Thomas Paine’s most famous literary work, Common Sense, was published with this quote on the first page of the first chapter, months before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which called for the creation
“No man can step in the same river twice…”  Heraclitus (c. 500 B.C.) Change is Inevitable.  According to Heraclitus, one of the pre-Socratic philosophers, the fundamental essence of the universe is change.  In the Holy Bible, about 200 years before Heraclitus, the prophet Isaiah wrote with each new experience we learn from the past and grow into our full potential.  Buddhists (who started in a similar time period) believe thoughts formed by the conscious mind
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” Henry Ford Henry Ford Challenged the Cost of Creativity Henry Ford lived from 1863 to 1947.  While his approach to solving problems and creating value for others embodied the American entrepreneurial spirit, he didn’t invent the automobile, and he didn’t invent the assembly line or the conveyor belt.  In an era when only the wealthy could afford cars (usually driven by chauffeurs), he built
In 1950 William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for predominantly writing about the fictional area around Yoknapatawpha County, in Mississippi.  One of his most widely known works is The Sound and the Fury, which begins with “a tale being told by an idiot.”  Does that sound familiar?  It should.  The title is taken from one of the most famous monologues penned by one of the most famous playwrights in history, William Shakespeare,