Fundamental Purpose in Life
“The goal in life is just the same as in basketball: make the effort to do the best you are capable of doing – in marriage, at your job, in the community, for your country. Make the effort to contribute in whatever way you can.
You may do it materially or with time, ideas, or work. Making the effort to contribute is what counts. The effort is what counts in everything.”
This is one of Coach Wooden’s core constructive living principles. Life is about making the effort to do the best we are capable of doing. Constructive action through effort is the driving force of living on purpose. Never give-up is everything. Period.
Don’t worry about how smart you are, or how educated you are, whether you’re winning or losing, failing or succeeding. The one thing that counts is your effort. If you do the best you can do, then you have succeeded in living a meaningful life.