How does one stay young? I think some of it is attitude toward life.
John Wooden stated that, '……I wants to operate to the best of my abilities. I will continue to do the best I can do with what I have. I won't stand still. I will always try to move forward. I want to keep learning. I want to function as well as I am capable of functioning. Whatever comes out of that comes out of that. It will be a by-product of always striving to be the best I can be.'
I am currently redefining my professional goals and objectives. I am redefining myself. I am reading everyday– a variety of genres, from novels to textbooks to inspirational books. I am learning new things everyday. I want to stay young physically (or as best as I can), and mentally. I want to have fun everyday, laugh out loud and be silly. It is in this, I am able to coach and gain the respect of my athletes and peers.