"100 YEARS OF LI.ST" πŸ—“1957

Inspired by @jakebrandman
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    In 1957, Russia launched the first satellite in to space. Sputnik 1.
    But, we aren't going to talk about that.
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    In 1957, the average cost of a new home was $12,200 and the average cost of a gallon of gas was $0.24.
    But, we aren't going to talk about that either.
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    In 1957, the births of "baby boomers" reached its peak. (Including @Lisa_Fav mom πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ)
    But, we aren't going to talk about either.
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    What I want to talk about, for 1957, is perhaps the greatest li.st maker of his generation.
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    In 1957, this genius li.st maker, had not yet reached the pinnacle of his success.
    In fact, he was still nearly a decade away from being recognized for his greatness.
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    But, he had already completed what would become his lasting legacy.
    And, it was perhaps the finest li.st of his generation. And, arguably the greatest li.st created in his field of expertise.
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    I am referring, of course, to Coach John Wooden.
    And his "Pyramid of Success."
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    Now, you might say a pyramid is not a li.st.
    But, consider that at the time, li.st was just a gleam in @bjnovak eye and he was just a gleam in his fathers eye and he probably wasn't capable of writing li.sts yet.
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    Originally, John Wooden wanted to call it "The Li.st of Success"
    But, his editors at the time, convinced him that the general population was more familiar with the food pyramid and the Egyptian pyramids and that a li.st would only serve to remind people of McCarthyism and his alleged list of the 205 card-carrying members of the communist party serving in the U.S Govt.
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    Although he was coaching at UCLA, and enjoying a modest amount of success, he was not yet the greatest basketball coach of all-time, as we consider him to be today.
    So, Wooden caved under the pressure of his editors and changed the "Li.st of Success" to a pyramid.
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    Coach John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success"
    You can see that it would have made quite a nice list, if left in its original format.
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    Industriousness
    There is no substitute for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning.
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    Friendship
    Comes from mutual esteem, respect and devotion. Like marriage, it must not be taken for granted but requires a joint effort.
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    Loyalty
    To yourself and to all those depending upon you. Keep your self-respect.
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    Cooperation
    With all levels of your co-workers. Listen if you want to be heard. Be interested in finding the best way, not in having your own way.
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    Enthusiasm
    Brushes off upon those with whom you come in contact. You must truly enjoy what you are doing.
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    Self-Control
    Practice self-discipline and keep emotions under control. Good judgement and common sense are essential.
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    Alertness
    Be observing constantly. Be eager to learn and improve.
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    Initiative
    Cultivate the ability to make decisions and think alone. Do not be afraid of failure, but learn from it.
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    Intentness
    Set a realistic goal. Concentrate on its achievement by resisting all temptations and being determined and persistent.
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    Condition
    Mental-Moral-Physical. Rest, exercise and diet must be considered. Moderation must be practiced. Dissipation must be eliminated.
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    Skill
    A knowledge of and the ability to properly and quickly execute the fundamentals. Be prepared and cover every little detail.
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    Team Spirit
    A genuine consideration for others. An eagerness to sacrifice personal interests of glory for the welfare of all.
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    Poise
    Just being yourself. Being at ease in any situation. Never fighting yourself.
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    Confidence
    Respect without fear. May come from being prepared and keeping all things in proper perspective.
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    Competitive Greatness
    Be at your best when your best is needed. Enjoyment of a difficult challenge.