Found this quote today and it summed up exactly the type of thing that I wanted to tell you today.
"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."
John Wooden was a fellow Hoosier that became a basketball legend. He won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, He has been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and as a coach. His former players, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton, considered Coach Walton to be an inspiration.
But one of the biggest reasons that he was so revered is because he was also a very moral man in a competitive sports world. No matter how successful he became, he held on to his lifelong beliefs regarding respect, success and being a good person overall.
The man lived a long life (passed away at 99 years), had a successful career in basketball, was a very devout Christian who was devoted to his wife and family. He was revered by his players and made a point of letting them know that there were more important things than basketball.
If I could only live up to a portion of what he deemed a success in life, I would feel that I have truly lived a good life. Please drop me a few lines and tell me what you think.