“Your strength as an individual depends on how you respond to both criticism and praise. If you let either one have any special effect on you, its going to hurt us…You have little control over what criticism or praise outsiders send your way. Take it all with a grain of salt. Let your opponent get all caught up in other people’s opinion. But don’t you do it.”-John Wooden
This passage was taken from John Maxwells’ book Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn and is advice the great coach was giving to his team.