Mr. MarksWhy did I choose my career?The best way for me to answer that question is by using a quote from the book of Ecclesiastes."If a man cannot find happiness in his work he will live a miserable existence on this earth. It does not matter the occupation, it only matters that the man finds significance in the work. If a man works with the objective of increasing his salary, yet does not find significance in his work, no salary could ever be enough. If a man works for promotion instead of significance there is no position lofty enough to satisfy. Man must work so that through his life he has bettered the lives of others."
Coach Wooden defined success this way, “Success is the peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”
These are 5 items taken from Coach Wooden's steps to success.
Do not mistake activity for achievement.
There is nothing stronger than gentleness.
Be most interested in finding the best way, not in having your way.
Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
Make each day your masterpiece.
The last item Make each day your masterpiece is our class theme for the year. We defined it as being kind to others and to help others without any expectation of a reward. And, to give our best effort for ourselves to succeed.
Coach Wooden, "Be kind and help your fellow man to succeed without any expectation of reward. Plan every day as if it matters--because each day does. Give every single day your best effort, and you will make each day your masterpiece."
Ronald Reagan, "But the most important thing we can do is to reaffirm that control of our schools belongs to the States, local communities and, most of all, to the parents and teachers."