Today is the only day that matters; itís the only day you can
do anything about. Make each day your masterpiece.
The past will never change; anything that happened will never
change. The future is yet to be; youíve just got to concentrate
on today and if you do that the future will take care of itself.
That doesnít mean youíre going to win because maybe youíre
not good enough to win, but youíll come closer to realizing your
I love poetry and many of my players know that and many write
me poems. One, Swen Nater, has written me over 100 poems. He has
written a poem on almost every maxim Iíve used and all the
Blocks of my Pyramid and one that he wrote was titled
Coach, youíre a hunter and a seeker,
Not for silver or for gold.
Not for treasure or for pleasure,
Or for anything thatís sold.
Youíre a connoisseur of living,
As you move along lifeís way.
With no worries of tomorrow,
For you have found today.
Youíll never know a thing you didnít learn from someone
in the past, yes, you learn from the past but itís not going to
affect what you do today ó tomorrow will be affected by what you
do today. Do what you can today. Donít put it off, do it today.
I tried to use that philosophy with my players, to try to
just become a little better each day. Thatís what I taught ó
today is the only day you can do anything about ó you canít just
say it, youíve got to do it, youíve got to repeat it ó
repetition is one of the laws of learning and must be used over