John Wooden on Life:
#1. Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness and prosperity as often as possible.
#2. Promise yourself to make all your friends know there is something in them that is special that you value.
#3. Promise to think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best in yourself and others.
#4. Promise to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others are you are about your own.
#5. Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
#6. Promise to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to greater achievements in the future.
#7. Promise to wear a cheerful appearance at all times and give every person you meet a smile.
#8. Promise to give so much time improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
#9. Promise to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit trouble to press on you.