The Pyramid of Success

The Pyramid of Success

The Pyramid of Success

The Pyramid of Success is a roadmap to successful behaviors. It was developed by Coach Wooden, who used the Pyramid to train and develop the UCLA men's basketball teams that won 10 NCAA Championships in 12 years (1964-1975).

In 1934, Wooden started by creating the “Definition of Success.” He continued with the development of the Pyramid to define how to achieve that success.

Coach Wooden worked on the Pyramid for 15 years, defining the 14 blocks of the Pyramid below the 15th, which was defined as Competitive Greatness.

Later Coach Wooden added "The Mortar," which are 10 blocks along the sides that hold the Pyramid together.

Today the Pyramid of Success is used by schools, teams, families, and corporations.