Gravette Middle School

The Pride of Arkansas

John Wooden's Pyramid of Success: 
Competitive Greatness: "For more than half a century I have defined Competative Greatness as follows: 'A real love for the hard battle, knowing it offers the opportunity to be at your best when you best is required.'"
 
 

"Teamwork is really a form of trust.  It's what happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can do it alone and realize that you won't achieve your individual goals without the support of your colleagues." -Pat Summit

"Leadership is diving for a loose ball.....getting other players involved.  It's being able to take it as well as dish it out.  That's the only way you are going to get respect from the other players." -Larry Bird
"It is amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit" -Harry Truman
"A guy who gives you less than what he has to give you is, one, telling you what he thinks of you, and two,telling you what he thinks of himself" -Pete Carill
"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you will never change the outcome" -Michael Jordan
"I am a member of the team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team not the individual is the ltimate champion" -Mia Hamm
"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on the bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot." -Kobe Bryant
"There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles.  Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team." -Michael Jordan
"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." -Henry Ford
"Approach the next game as though you lost the one before." -Denny Crum
"Everything negative--pressure, challenges--are all an opportunity for me to RISE." -Kobe Bryant
"If your trying to achieve there will be road blocks.  I've had them, everybody's had them, but obsitcles don't have to stop you.  If you run into a wall don't give up.  Figure out how to climb it, go through it or around it."  -Michael Jordan
"Teamwork is what makes common people capable of uncommon results" -Pat Summit
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