Education changes behavior. Kevin Eastman brings elite teaching wherever he goes. He's a willing sharer, someone who leaves a teaching legacy in the game. Here are a sample of quotes from his new book, Why the Best Are the Best. You'll immediately notice there's nothing proprietary to basketball...Eastman's advice applies to living.
Wholly complimentary, I remind readers that it reminds me of William Irvine's classic about stoicism, A Guide to the Good Life. For example, "If you lack a grand goal in living, you lack a coherent philosophy in life. Without one, there is a danger you will mislive and you will end up living a bad life."
- I often say it’s not about where you’ve been and what you’ve done, but about where you’re capable of going and who you are capable of becoming.
- “success lies in simplicity; confusion lives in sophistication."
- Keep a “WILT” (What I Learned Today) list.
- Champions are about doing what it takes … and not just taking what they can get.
- What if your team had NO accountability?
- No Procrastination. I will become a pro at refusing to give in to procrastination!
- You leave a legacy by the attitude you bring each day, the example you set, the conversations you have, and the mentoring you do.
- “Sometimes you have to put your heart into something knowing that it may be broken. - Doc Rivers
- At some point your knowledge has to catch up with your passion.
It's a book worth keeping on your desktop, a resource for daily pearls.