When it comes to mental toughness, I learned from the master. While attending college at UCLA, I played on three of Coach John Wooden’s national championship basketball teams. He taught us perspective. Perspective to understand that a person’s worth isn’t decided by wins and losses but rather the effort they put into their preparation. Coach made it clear that it’s a long journey, and out of adversity can come growth if you allow yourself to learn from it. Coach never talked about winning, but he knew more about it than anyone I have ever met. I only saw him lose a few times, but when it happened it was never the end of the world. A loss was an opportunity to get better and improve.

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