6 thoughts on “A quote by John Wooden

  1. Yes, sounds a lot like ‘God helps those who help themselves!’ People so often focus on what they don’t have and fail to appreciate what they do. I have spent most of my life doing this and squandered a lot of time that I can never get back.

    It also brings up the expression of, ‘you always want what you can’t have!’ Things like that have driven me bonkers because I felt like my life was pointless in so many ways.

    What I have to do is focus on the Now even as hard as that may be at times. It doesn’t do me any good to spend my time wallowing in my pity pot, so I need to make the best of what time I have left!

    1. Thanks Randy, yes I couldn’t agree more. We know what we need to do, putting that into practice isn’t always easy as it seems!

      I agree staying focused and finding a way to get the best out of things, is the right way to go.

    1. Yes thank you, it makes sense. Being positive allows for a more positive outlook and a positive outlook allows for more opportunities, which may bring about more positivity.

      I believe things turn out for the best when we channel positive thoughts.

  2. What an awesome quote! Recently I’ve noticed that when a door closes in my face, another door opens to something new and promising. But the same God that opens doors will close doors to keep us from walking through.

    We make the best of bad situations by believing that we’ll come out better the other end.

    1. Thanks Tim. I absolutely agree and would just add. When we come to understand our life and why things happen the way they do, we pave the way for new opportunities, which open new doors.

      We limit our potential and achievement of any potential, because we either have little understanding on how to achieve that potential. Also sometimes opening a door we want isn’t meant to be; we just don’t see that at the time.

      When that happens and it is my belief that it’s often because we were meant to have something else. The universe acts mysteriously. it’s always important for us to give of our best in any situation. That way we at least set the tone for things we want working out.

      If things don’t work out of course, we must always go back and reassess, to see what we could or should have done differently and what we have learned from the experience.

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