Society & Culture
153: Bill Walton NBA Legend #2
When an athlete busts his knee, how can he stay in the court? How does he grow while having to lug around an injury for the rest of his career? Bill Walton joins us once again to share the story of his basketball upset-turned-success, the four laws of learning by John Wooden, and how we can all take advantage of technology to sort out our priorities.
“I changed. I had to change because I couldn’t get out there and run anymore.” - Bill Walton
In this age of smartphones and tablets, we get the ability to communicate, teach, lead, and plan our lives. Our phones are smaller than three-by-five cards a basketball coach or a broadcaster can write plans or cues on, but they’re much more powerful. We can all utilize their full potential to help us get organized, much like how John Wooden did with his sick plays, only that now we’re all high-tech.
Bill shares the four laws of learning their coach John Wooden drilled into them: demonstration, imitation, correction, and repetition. In order to learn the right stuff, you need to be shown the ropes first. Once you’ve done like you’re shown, you’re corrected for anything you might have missed, and then you repeat what you’re doing until mastery is reached.
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