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Archive for January 2012

Handout #70: Guard Your Health; Winning Words

 

Today I am posting my 70th Handout!  It is also my Dad’s (Bernie Bacevich) 70th Birthday and my oldest son’s 12th birthday.  Happy 70th Dad, I love you!  You have taught me so much through the years, and I am SO very thankful.  I am sure much of what you have taught me you learned through Grandpa (Coach Bacevich) and so many of those values and life lessons are contained in these Handouts!  How neat that I am posting the 70th Handout on your 70th Birthday.  I am hopeful I do as good of a job passing these onto Blake & Brady.  Happy Birthday also to Blake, I love you!  It is so special that Blake and my Dad share a birthday and my youngest son (Brady) and my Grandpa share a birthday! 

 

GUARD YOUR HEALTH …

Mom & Dad, “Take Care Of Yourself.  We Need You.”  Love, Your Kids

 

WINNING WORDS

  • The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time.
  • Ambition is an idol, on whose wing great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
  • If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
  • Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills. – Confucius
  • You live only once – if you do it right once is enough.
  • The saddest words of Tongue or pen are these sad words, … It might have been.
  • We accomplish in proportion to what we attempt.
  • Most anything in life is easier to get into than out of.
  • The person who gets ahead is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.
  • After all is said and done, there’s a lot more said than done.
  • Excuses are like belly buttons: everybody has one.
  • If everything is going your way, you are probably heading in the wrong direction.
  • MACHO does not prove MUCHO.
  • Some men are bigger, faster, stronger and smarter then others – but not a single man has a corner on DREAMS, DESIRE, or AMBITION. – Duffy Daugherty
  • Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are???
  • DON’T BE LITTLE … BE BIG!!!
  • The time to have second “second thoughts” is before you make decisions, not after.
  • People are not EXCELLENT because they achieve great things – they achieve great things because they choose to be EXCELLENT.
  • There is no EASY WAY.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #70: Guard Your Health; Winning Words

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 #69: 9 Rules to Motivate

 

9 RULES TO MOTIVATE

1.  Expect the best from the people you lead.

2.  Make a thorough study of the other person’s needs.

3.  Establish high standards for excellence.

4.  Create an environment where failure is not fatal.

5.  If they are going anywhere near where you want to go, climb on other people’s bandwagons.

6.  Employ models to encourage success.

7.  Recognize and applaud achievement.

8.  Employ a mixture of positive and negative reinforcement.

9.  Take steps to keep your own motivation high.

**From Bringing Out the Best in PeopleAlan Loy McGinnis

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Some fellows stay right in the rut while others head the throng.   All men may be born equal – but they don’t stay that way long.  There is many a man with a gallant air, goes galloping to the fray.  But the valuable man is the man who’s there when the smoke has cleared away.  Some say “I don’t get nuthin’ out of life” but when their whines begin, We often can remind them that they “Don’t put nuthin’ in.”

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #69: 9 Rules to Motivate

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 #68: Greatest Coach, the Great Rockne; Keys to Success

 

THE GREAT “ROCKNE”

As Knute Rockne put it, “When the going gets tough the tough get going.”

The art of courage is the realization that no problem is insurmountable if you have confidence in yourself and in the Supreme Source of all “courage”.

Courage is the antidote for fear … man’s greatest enemy.  The art of courage is filling our minds with courageous thoughts and overcoming ourselves to conquer life’s obstacles.

Courage is quaking knees and a quivering heart, and the faith, perseverance, determination and daring to carry on in spite of them.

Courage is ACCOMPLISHMENT.

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GREATEST COACH …

Knute Rockne, of Notre Dame, the greatest coach that ever lived, once said, “In any field of endeavor the difference between the good and the great is that voluntary willingness to make that little extra effort that is not demanded by the coach of the boys, that little extra which comes from within one’s self.”

Football will not only give you excellent physical skills and self-discipline which in itself is admirable, but it will broaden your perspective so you are not a narrow introvert with little contact with reality.

There has never been a road to success that was smooth and we want you to know while young that you will have to make your way through rocks.  There is no room for “isms” in footballThe things that America stands for are kept alive on the gridiron.

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KEY TO SUCCESS …

DID is a word of ACHIEVEMENT,

WON’T is a word of RETREAT,

MIGHT is a word of BEREAVEMENT,

CAN’T is a word of DEFEAT,

OUGHT is a word of DUTY,

TRY is a word of EACH HOUR,

WILL is a word of BEAUTY,

CAN is a word of POWER.

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 OVERHEARD … 

  • Not in the clamour of the crowded streets; Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng; But within ourselves are VICTORY and DEFEAT!
  • ALL OF US are born for a reason, BUT all of us don’t discover WHY.
  • SUCCESS in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself; It’s What You Do For Others.
  • Of all life has to offer, of all that’s great and true, that which means the most to me is being friends with you.

 © {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #68: The Greaest Coach, The Great Rockne; Keys to Success

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 #67: Dear Lord, Slow Me Down!; A Creed to Live By; Thanks, Dad!

 

DEARLORD, SLOW ME DOWN!

SLOW ME down Lord, ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind. Steady my hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.

GIVE ME amid the confusion of the day, the calmness of the ever-lasting hills.

Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles with the soothing music of the singing streams that live in my memory.  Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.

TEACH ME the art of taking minute vacations, of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to read a few lines from a good book.

SLOW ME down Lord, and inspire me to send my tools deep into the soil of life’s enduring values that I may grow toward the stars to my greater destiny.

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A CREED TO LIVE BY…

I do not choose to be a common man.  It is my right to be uncommonif I can.  I seek opportunity – not security.  I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the State look after me.

I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.  I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.  I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the state of Utopia.

I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout.  I will never cower before any master or bend to any threat.

It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefits of my creations, to face the world boldly and say: “This is what I have done.”

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THANKS, DAD!

You have been a mighty dandy pal,

You held my baby hand,

You soothed away imagined hurts;

Helped me on my feet to stand.

 

You always knew each childish want,

And chased away my fears,

Encouraged me when things went wrong, and wiped away my tears.

 

Yes, Dad, you walked each day with me.

When the pace was hard and long,

Undying courage you instilled,

Teaching right, condemning wrong.

 

You Fatherwisdom daily gave.

New courage to my heart,

Never tiring, just standing by,

Quietly doing your part.

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MAKING JUDGEMENTS:  There is so much that is bad in the best of us, and so much that is good in the worst of us, that it doesn’t behoove any of us, to talk about the rest of us.  TEAM PLAYThe amount that can be consumed and executed by a team is controlled by the weakest man on it… And while others can give him physical help, he has to do his own thinking. CONFUCIUS:  A man who makes a mistake and does not correct it is committing another.

 © {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #67: Dear Lord, Slow Me Down!; A Creed to Live By; Thanks, Dad!

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 #66: A Way to Be Remembered; Variations of the Golden Rule; How May We Know What is Right

 

A WAY TO BE REMEMBERED

I’d like for them to say: “He took  few cups of love. He took one tablespoon of patience, one teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, one piece of concern, and then mixed willingness with happiness. He added lots of faith, and he stirred it up well. Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime and he served it to each and every deserving person he met.”

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VARIATIONS OF THE GOLDEN RULE:

  • Do as you would be done by.-Persian.
  • Do not that to a neighbor which you shall ill from him. – Grecian.
  • What you would not wish done to yourself do not do unto others. – Chinese.
  • One should seek for others the happiness one desires for one’s self. – Buddhist.
  • Let none of you treat his brother in a way he himself would not like to be treated. – Mohammedan.
  • The true rules of life is to guard and do by the things of others as they do by their own. – Hindu.
  • The law imprinted on the hearts of all men is to love the members of society as themselves. – Roman.

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HOW MAY WE KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT?

1.      Pay reverent heed to the wisdom of the ages, more especially as it has been authenticated and glorified by the great masters of right living.

2.      Live in the open.  Do only what you are willing should be done “In the sight of all men.”

3.      Live in humanity.  Do only what you are willing that all men should do as a universal rule of conduct.

4.      Eliminate yourself, and act only from disinterested motives.

– John Haynes Holmes

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All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, all that is beneficent, be it great or small, be it perfect of fragmentary, natural as well as supernatural, moral as well as materials, comes from God. —  John Henry Newman

We ought to do good to others simply and as naturally as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.  — Marcus Aurelius

 

© {BCB}

 

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #66: A Way to be Remembered; Variations of theGolden Rule; How May We Know What is Right?

 

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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