John Wooden Quote #5

January 14, 2010

You should learn as if you were going to live forever, and live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

I love this. He’s talking about the need to always be learning and improving yourself, as if you were going to need this knowledge for the “long journey ahead.” But at the same time you should appreciate every moment and live with a sense of immediacy, and “not waste even a minute.”

That’s what I was talking about in this post when I said this:

“Realizing that your life is probably more than half over seems to refocus everything. I cherish the Good Things more than ever. I have less and less patience for pettiness, silliness, and stupidity.”

If you don’t know what this post/series is about, see the John Wooden tag and specifically the first quote I posted.

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