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Great People Do for Others

In the recent NCAA basketball Final Four playoffs here at Dallas, I was interested in the statement made by one of the coaches prior to the game. He was asked, "Why has your team done so well? What is it about this team that has made it come as far as it has, because everybody wants to know about success?"

He said, "We have a motto on our team, and the motto is this: 'Good people do for themselves; great people do for others.'"

Obviously, in basketball with his kind of team, what he was saying was this: We don't have anyone who selfishly thinks he has to do everything; he doesn't try to make the basket every time he comes down the court, as some people do. We have a team that says, "Great people do for others." That is, "Let's get everybody involved; let's do something for somebody else."

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