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BendtheBar 09-05-2013 11:22 AM

John Wooden: Success vs Winning

BendtheBar 09-05-2013 11:34 AM

The Road Ahead or The Road Behind
by George Joseph Moriarty

Sometimes I think the Fates must
Grin as we denounce and insist
The only reason we canít win
Is the Fates themselves that miss

Yet there lives on an ancient claim
We win or lose within ourselves
The shining trophies on our shelves
Can never win tomorrowís game
You and I know deeper down
Thereís always a chance to win the crown

But when we fail to give our best
We simply havenít met the test
Of giving all, and saving none
Until the game is really won

Of showing what is meant by grit
Of fighting on when others quit
Of playing through, not letting up
Itís bearing down that wins the cup
Of taking it and taking more
Until we gain the winning score

Of dreaming thereís a goal ahead
Of hoping when our dreams are dead
Of praying when our hopes have fled
Yet losing, not afraid to fall
If bravely, we have given all

For who can ask more of a man
Than giving all within his span
Giving all, it seems to me
Is not so far from victory

And so the Fates are seldom wrong
No matter how they twist and wind
It is you and I who make our fates
We open up or close the gates
On the road ahead or the road behind.

J_Byrd 09-05-2013 11:37 AM

Big fan. Great man and great way of thinking.

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