Friday, May 22, 2009

Another letter from a patient on faith, hope, fighting, planning, and luck

As a relatively successful basketball coach and teacher, if there is only one thing that I have learned it is this:  Out plan, out work, out rehearse, out scout and out practice your opponent and you will place yourself in a situation where you are controlling as many variables as you can.  Hope is wonderful and motivating but hope without preparation is mind fluff.  Luck is a variable.  Luck or the lack of luck can never be discounted in the human condition but as John Wooden so accurately said, “…luck is more often than not a byproduct of hard work…”.


Faith is essential as it confirms and embraces our efforts but it still comes down to fighting the good fight each and every day.


Keep fighting as I want to see you back at work soon.

"Relatively successful" My friend is being modest: Teacher of the Year in Orange County, many time champion coach, world class safari guide, and just a great guy. 

I think I will let my patients do more of the writing for me.

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Anonymous Marilyn said...

Excellent post! You sure get some great mail!

May 23, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

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