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Monday Motivations: Message from Coach John Wooden...

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Monday Motivations: Message from Coach John Wooden... I can never find anything that is not motivational from Coach Wooden's Book: "A lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the court".

I keep his book hand's reach to me and if the moment arises, I can just reach and read a sentence or a paragraph from his book and I am instantly motivated.

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Now here is a quote I have to share:

 

The Glory Is in Getting There   

When people ask me now if I miss coaching UCLA basketball games, the national championships, the attention, the trophies, and everything that goes with them, I tell them this: I miss the practices.

I don't miss the games or the tournaments or all the other folderols. As Robert Louis Stevenson wrote," It is better to travel hopefully than arrive" I tried to do that. It's the practices I miss most even now.

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I feel the same way all the awards and recognitions are OK but the road to get there is what it is all about.

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Wishing you a safe and healthy life and I look forward to your comments. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, focused and goal-oriented Realtor in the Beverly Hills area who will help you achieve your Real Estate goals, please reach out to me directly! If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 ( m) homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at https://www.endrebarath.com I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations. Endre Barath, Jr. Realtor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties DRE#01238708

 

Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The practices are what make up most of the journey! I totally understand this message.

May 21, 2024 05:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning chef Endre,

What a great message. I agree its the journey filled with the transactions and relationships formed that I love about our business not the awards.

May 21, 2024 05:55 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre - wise man indeed. I always have enjoyed listening to him.  And I so agree, it's about the journey and all the relationships along the path. Not all the bells and whistles.

May 21, 2024 12:16 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Endre sometimes achieving the goal is a let down in comparison with the HIGH/RUSH of the road getting there.

May 21, 2024 02:18 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Endre- I have this book and have always loved what Coach Wooden has to say. And I do agree...it's the journey that makes the destination so sweet. 

May 21, 2024 05:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  it is great if you like motivational books, Endre

May 21, 2024 09:33 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debra Leisek  loved your comment and so true, on  a side note I wonder if the woman in my neighborhood stopped in your part of the world:)Endre

May 21, 2024 09:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wayne Martin  lately the journey has been filled with more potholes:) and indeed I am appreciative when the journey ends:)Endre

May 21, 2024 09:35 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Brian England  I miss him walking by himself of Wilshire Blvd. minding his own business not looking for recognition, Endre

May 21, 2024 09:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina Hollander, Broker  not a sports figure follower either but John Wooden was such a classy guy, I met him about 26 years or so ago at a book signing when it was at UCLA not at USC and then I saw him walking around UCLA years later, nice gentle person, Endre

May 21, 2024 09:38 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kat Palmiotti  it is a powerful message:)Endre

May 21, 2024 09:39 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  no wonder we are friends, my awards sit in the garage piled up... Diane wants me to throw them away :) so with that said maybe another blog post sooner or later:)Endre

May 21, 2024 09:40 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna "Banana" Kruchten  any one I met who was successful or older and wiser than me said the same thing it is the journey... now that I am old I agree:)Endre

May 21, 2024 09:41 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto  lately the journey has been painful to get there:) thanks to you know our politicians, interest rates, the fed need I say more?:))Endre

May 21, 2024 09:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  love looking back and the journey has been amazing:) glad you have the book, Endre

May 21, 2024 09:43 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Endre Barath, Jr.   The boat was in the harbor this morning. The people looked cold walking around Homer. It was 41 but windy and a little chilly from the damp air. If she was here, I sure hope she had a good time!

May 22, 2024 01:35 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

What an amazing coach of all times, Endre. I do appreciate this quote because it rings true! If you do enough small things right, big things can happen. ~John Wooden

May 22, 2024 06:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for the wisdom from John Wooden, Endre, even though I am just getting to it now.  I get his message and totally agree.

Jeff

May 22, 2024 12:02 PM

The road traveled.  So important.  These are amazing words from a person that has accomplished so much.  To narrow down all the events to what most would consider the drudgery.  Probably what helped make him so successful.  Very grounded.  And in getting to your Monday words I notice subsequent post of "SOLD".  Congrats on your continued success.  m

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

LOVE the quote and you know I love the book! Being an athlete all of my young life, I completely agree with John Wooden, Endre! It's the relationships formed during practice that truly make us who we are today. The games were the icing on the cake but, certainly not the foundation. 

May 24, 2024 07:11 AM