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Archive for June 2012

Handout #89: Perseverance; Fight One More Round; Wanted: More Praise

 

PERSEVERANCE

I often wonder what it is that brings men success in life and what it is that brings mediocrity or failure to his brother. The difference cannot be mental capacity; there is not the difference in our mentalities indicated by the difference in performance.  In short, I have reached the conclusion that some men succeed because they cheerfully pay the price of success, and others, though they claim ambition and a desire to succeed, are unwilling to pay the price.

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  • The wind blows the strongest upon those who stand the tallest.
  • A man attains in the measure that he aspires.
  • It is one thing to itch for something and another to scratch for it.
  • It is easier to become a champion than to stay a champion.
  • Setbacks never whip a fighter.
  • Your ship won’t come in till you row out to meet it.

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FIGHT ONE MORE ROUND

When your arms are so tired that you can hardly lift your hands to come on guard. Fight one more round. When your nose is bleeding and your eyes are black and you are so tired that you wish your opponent would crack you one in the jaw and put you to sleep, Fight one more round – remembering that the man who always fights one more is never whipped. – James J. Corbett, Heavy Weight Champ

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  • Who Misses or Who Win The Race William Makepeace ThackerayWho misses or who wins the prize; Go lose or conquer, as you can; But if you fall, or it you rise, Be each, pray God, a gentleman.
  • Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good. – Joe Paterno
  • SUCCESS comes in CANS, not in CANT’S!
  • A man cannot be polished without friction … Nor a man perfected without trials.
  • If you never have failed, it’s an even guess you have never won a high success.

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WANTED: MORE PRAISE

I cannot help believing that the world will be a better and a happier place when people are praised more and blamed less; when we utter in their hearing the good we think and also gently intimate the criticisms we hope may be of service. For the world grows smaller every day. It will be but a family circle after a while. – Francis E. Willard

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #89: Perseverance; Fight One More Round; Wanted: More Praise.  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 #88: Don’t Give Up on Ideas . . . Follow Through!

 

DON’T GIVE UPON IDEAS…. FOLLOW THROUGH

Some years ago an energetic young man began as a clerk in a hardware store. Like many old-time hardware stores, the inventory included thousands of dollars’ worth of items that were obsolete or seldom called for by customers.

The young man was smart enough to know that no thriving business could carry such an inventory and still show a healthy profit. He proposed a sale to get rid of the stuff. The owner was reluctant but finally agreed to let him set up a table in the middle of the store and try to sell of a few of the oldest items. Every product was priced at ten cents.

The sale was a success and the young fellow got permission to run a second sale. It, too, went over just as well as the first. This gave the young clerk an idea. Why not open a store that would sell only nickel and dime items? He could run the store and his boss could supply the capital.

The young man’s boss was not enthusiastic. “The plan will never work,” he said, “because you can’t find enough items to sell at a nickel and a dime.”

The young man was disappointed but eventually went ahead on his own and made a fortune out of the idea. His name was F.W. Woolworth.

Years later his old boss lamented, “As near as I can figure it, every word I used in turning Woolworth down has cost me about a million dollars!”

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WHEN building the staff for his newly conceived computer company, H. Ross Perot hired the best people he could find. His motto: “Eagles don’t flock. You have to find them one at a time.”

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TRY, TRY AGAIN

‘Tis a lesson you should heed:  Try, Try again;

If at first you don’t succeed :  Try, Try again;

Then your courage should persevere, You will conquer, never fear:  Try, Try again.

 

Once or twice though you should fall, Try, Try again;

If you would at last prevail, Try, Try again;

If we strive, ‘tis no disgrace though we do not win each race; What should you do in this case?  Try, Try again.

If you find your task is hard, Try, Try again.

Time will bring you your reward, Try, Try again.

All other folks can do, Why, with patience, should not you?

Only keep this rule in view, Try, Try again!

–  from McGuffey’s Reader

 

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #88: Don’t Give Up on Ideas … Follow Through!.  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 #87: A Creed; Safekeeping; Quotes

  

A CREED …

Give the best you have received from the past to the best you may come to know in the future.

Accept life daily not as a cup to be drained but as a chalice to be filled with whatsoever things are honest, pure, lovely, and of good report.

Making a living is best undertaken as a part of the important business of making a life.

Every now and then take a good look at something not made with hands – a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world. – Sidney Lovett

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SAFEKEEPING …

Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life in fear; rather look to them with full hope that, as they arise, God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them.  He is your keeper.  He has kept you hitherto.

Do you but hold fast to his dear hand, and he will lead you safely through all things; and, when you cannot stand, he will bear you in his arms. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow.  Our Father will either shield you from suffering, or he will give you strength to bear it. – St. Francis De Sales

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QUOTES …

  • If you never take a chance, you will never be defeated – But you will never accomplish anything either.
  • The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare.
  • Successful athletes make up their minds what they want and then go after it with everything in them.
  • The wind blows the strongest upon those who stand the tallest.
  • A lot of athletes love to play in the game. It’s the practice they hate.
  • You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.
  • Please all and you please none.
  • Be a self-starter and coach won’t have to be a crank.
  • Upon the fields of friendly strife are sown the seeds that, upon other fields, on other days, will bear the fruits of victory.
  • Behind an able man there are always other able men.
  • Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
  • Setbacks never whip a fighter.
  • Most anything in life is easier to get into than out of.
  • Peace comes not from the absence of conflict in life but from the ability to cope with it.
  • Do unto others as if others were you.
  • A parrot talks much but flies little.

© {BCB} 

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #87: A Creed; Safekeeping; Quotes.  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 #86: Douglas MacArthur’s Prayer for his Son

 

Douglas MacArthur’s Prayer for his Son 

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

Build me a son whose wishes will not take the place of deeds; a son who will know thee — and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under stress and spur of difficulties and challenge, here let him learn to stand up in the storm; here let him learn compassion for those who fail.

Build me a son whose heart will be clean, whose goal will be high, a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men, one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

And after all these things are his, give him, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously, give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, and the meekness of true strength.

Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, ‘I have not lived in vain.”

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #86: Douglas MacArthur’s Prayer for his Son.  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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