Quick But Never In a Hurry

Posted: June 19, 2015 in Sports

One of the most famous basketball coaches, John Wooden, once said, “Be quick but don’t hurry.” Rushing oneself and being in a hurry is the wrong way to go about life in general. A discerning person might notice quite soon that they are far less effective at whatever they are doing when they try to rush. Being quick on the other hand is a result of training and skill. If you hurry a Chef, your food will likely not taste nearly as good as it could have if you had left him alone.

Frank Lollino Jr

Frank Lollino Jr

John Wooden was a basketball coach, so he obviously applied this concept primarily to basketball. However, he also applied it through his entire life. Sometimes it is necessary to take a deep breath and remember rushing is never helpful. Being in a hurry often makes a person forget the most important things. When packing for a long journey if you are suddenly hurried by something, you will forget your toothbrush. Your phone charger remains plugged into the wall at your house. Things fall apart when you rush.

Being in a hurry is the same concept in Basketball. Rushing will often result in mistakes. Bad dribbling, turnovers, terrible passes, panicked shots. Even teams that rely on a fast-paced game are coached in such a way that they have a plan and have practiced with a specific thing in their minds. Being quick is very different than being in a hurry. Frank Lollino Jr. has been a basketball coach for well over a decade of both high school and college and understands this concept like the back of his hand.


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