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Archive for August 2011

Handout #48: I Pledge . . .

 

I PLEDGE

  • I NOW PLEDGE THAT ONE OF THE GREATEST POWERS IN THE WORLD IS THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.
  • I WANT TO BE SMART.  MISINFORMED PEOPLE GO THROUGH THEIR LIVES MISSING SO MANY REWARDS THAT COULD BE THEIRS.
  • I WILL LEARN THE BASIC SKILLS AND BE AN EXPERT IN THEM.
  • I WILL READ BOOKS ON THE SUBJECTS THAT INTEREST ME MOST.  BUT I WILL ALSO READ BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON OTHER SUBJECTS TO BROADEN MY AWARENESS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD AROUND ME.
  •  I WILL DISCUSS AT DINNER TIME WHAT I HAVE LEARNED OR QUESTIONED AT SCHOOL.
  • I WILL STUDY THE IDEAS AND DREAMS OF OUR HISTORY TO SEE HOW THEY CAN HELP ME TODAY.
  • I WILL SET ASIDE SOME TIME EACH DAY TO THINK ABOUT MY FUTURE, TO DISCUSS IT WITH PEOPLE I RESPECT AND TO WORK ON ACCUMULATING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT CAN GUARANTEE THAT FUTURE.
  • I PLEDGE THIS TO THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND ARE TRYING TO HELP ME SUCCEED.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, I PLEDGE IT TO MYSELF.

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PRAYER

Oh, Lord, I thank you for the privilege and gift of living in a world filled with beauty and excitement and variety.

I thank you for the gift of loving and being loved, for the friendliness and understanding and beauty of the animals on the farm and in the forests and marshes, for the green of the trees, the sound of a waterfall, the darting beauty of the trout in the brook.

I thank you for the delights of music and children, of other men’s thoughts and conversation and their books to read by the fireside or in bed with the rain falling on the roof or the snow blowing past outside the window.

– Louis Bromfield

 ©  {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #48: I Pledge . . .

 

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

 

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

 

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Handout #47: The Quality Athlete

 

THE QUALITY ATHLETE  

HE IS LOYAL, IS HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND HAS INTEGRITY.

HE IS ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXERCISES INITIATIVE.

HE HAS A WILLING SPIRIT AND WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

HE HAS HEART – THE COURAGE TO OVERCOME ODDS, TO FIGHT BACK.

 

HE HAS NORMAL FEARS – BUT STICKS IT OUT AND FIGHTS.

HE IS VERSATILE – HE CAN DO MORE THAN ONE THING WELL.

HE IS A TEAM PLAYER – HE UNDERSTANDS THE NEED FOR DISCIPLINE.

HE PROMPTLY AND EAGERLY ASSUMES THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEADERSHIPBOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD – BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE ALWAYS PLACES HIS FAMILY, HIS SCHOOL, HIS TEAM, BEFORE SELF.

HE HAS CONFIDENCE IN BEING AT HIS BEST WHEN THE GOING IS TOUGHEST.

HE HAS THE DETERMINATION, THE DEDICATION, AND THE PRIDE TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.

HE HATES MEDIOCRITY, HE STRIVES TO BE PERSONABLE,  HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.

HE IS A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMEN * HE ALWAYS REMEMBERS TO SHOW AND EXPRESS HIS GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED HIM ALONG THE WAY.  

HE IS THE KIND OF KID THAT MAKES COACHING A VERY SPECIAL PLEASURE.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S CREED I believe in God, the almighty Ruler of nations, our great and good and merciful Maker, our Father in heaven, who notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs on our heads.  I recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proved by all history that those nations are blessed whose God is Lord.  I believe that the will of God prevails.  Without him, all human reliance is vain.  With that assistance I cannot fail.  I have a solemn vow registered in heaven to finish the work I am in, in full view of my responsibility to my God, with malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives me to see the right.   – Complied by William E. Barton.

©  {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #47: The Quality Athlete

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout # 46: 10 Spiritual Tonics; Words to Live By

  

10 SPRITUAL TONICS

  • STOP WORRYING – WORRY KILLS LIFE.
  • BEGIN EACH DAY WITH A PRAYER – IT WILL ARM YOUR SOUL.
  • CONTROL APPETITE – OVER INDULGENCE CLOGS BODY & MIND.
  • ACCEPT YOUR LIMITATIONS – ALL OF US CAN’T BE GREAT.
  • DON’T ENVY – IT WASTES TIME AND ENERGY.
  •  HAVE FAITH IN PEOPLE – CYNICISM SOURS THE DISPOSITION.
  • FIND A HOBBY – IT WILL RELAX YOUR NERVES.
  • READ A BOOK A WEEK – TO STIMULATE YOUR IMAGINATION AND BROADEN YOUR VIEW.
  • SPEND SOME TIME ALONE – FOR THE PEACE OF SOLITITUDE AND SILENCE.
  • TRY TO WANT WHAT YOU HAVE – INSTEAD OF SPENDING YOUR STRENGTH TRYING TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

  • The great man is one who does not lose his child’s heart.
  • Nothing is successful until it is accomplished.
  • You don’t put morale on like a coat. You build it day by day.
  • The best way to get out of a lot of work is to do it right the first time.
  • Orchids are not handed out in any sport for mediocre efforts.
  • Success comes from hanging on after all others have let go.
  • No one can be wrong with man and be right with God.
  • If you are not man enough to lose, stay out of the game.

*** FORGET YOURSELF FOR OTHERS, AND OTHERS WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!

©  {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #46: Spiritual Tonics; Words to Live By.

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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Handout #45: A New Day … etc.

 

A NEW DAY …

This is the beginning of a new day,

God has given us this day to use as we will,

 

We can waste it or we can use it for good,

What we do today is important ..

Because we’re exchanging a day of our life for it.

 

When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever,

Leaving in its place something we’ve traded for it.

 

We want it to be gain not loss,

Good, not evil, success not failure

 

In order that we shall forget the price we paid for it,

Because the future is a whole string of new days.

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WOMANWas made from the rib of man. She was not created from his head to top him, nor his feet to be stepped upon.

She was made from his side – to be equal to him, from beneath his arm – to be protected by him, near his heart – to be loved by him.

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THANK GOD EVERY MORNING that you when you get up, that you have something which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to do your best will breed in you temperance, self-control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

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THE OLD MAN … 

An old man going a lone highway

Came at the evening cold and gray

To a chasm vast and deep and wide.

Through which was flowing a swollen tide.

 

The old man crossed in the twilight dim

That swollen strem held o fears for him

But he paused when safe on the other side

And built a bridge to span the tide.

 

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,

“You are wasting strength with building here,

Your journey will end with the ending day;

You never again must pass this way.

 

You have crossed the chasm deep and wide;

Why build you the bridge at the eventide?

The builder lifted his old gray head,

“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,

“there followeth after me today

A youth whose feet must pass this way.

 

This swollen stream which was naught for me

To that fair haired youth may a pitfall be.

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim.

Good friend, I am building the bridge for him.

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CHARACTERI am only one, but I am one.  I can’t do everything, but I can do so something, and that which I can do, I ought to do, and that which I ought to do by God’s grace, I shall do.

©  {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #45: A New Day . . . etc.

Coach Bacevich gave binders of his motivational handouts to thousands of people.   You should print this original Coach Bacevich Handout together with the others in each weekly post and start your binder of these motivational handouts.  Then read and browse the material as you desire.  Soon you will have a treasure of information at your fingertips whenever you need a little inspiration and motivation from the Coach as you pursue your aspirations!

Many of Coach Bacevich’s Handouts were written for his football players as the audience.  This is an example of good information written for his football players but so very applicable in all of life, sports and otherwise.   When you see the phrase “football player” or “athlete”, substitute that phrase with whatever fits your situation, such as Employee, Team Member, Hockey Player, Basketball Player, etc.

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