Subscribe
Get Coach Bacevich's inspirational messages by email.
* indicates required

Archive for September 2012

Handout # 102: Winning Words – Famous Quotes 2

 

WINNING WORDS – FAMOUS QUOTES 2 …

  • It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. – Sencea  
  • Don’t waste time in doubts and fears; spend yourself in the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours of ages that follow it. – Emerson
  • I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – Which is: Try to please everybody. – Herbert Bayard Swope
  • The load of tomorrow, added to that of yesterday, carried today, makes the strongest falter. – Sir William Osler
  • A second rate man can never make a first class ball player. – J. S. White
  • None goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. – Edwin Markham
  • Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs. – H. G. Bohn
  • Coming together is a beginning – keeping together is progress; working together is success. – Henry Ford
  • The brave man is not he who feels no fears; for that were stupid and irrational; but he whose noble soul its fears subdues and bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from. – Basil
  • If things are not going well with you, begin correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it. – Roger Babson
  • Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at 20 or 80. – Henry Ford
  • Everyone will get beat sometime physically – but a champion seldom gets beat mentally. – Chuck Knoll
  • It is defeat that turns bone to flint, it is defeat that turns muscle to gristle, it is defeat that makes men invincible. – Knute Rockne
  • A good coach needs a patient wife, a loyal dog, and a great quarterback, but not necessarily in that order. – Bud Grant
  • Associate with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. – George Washington
  • The quality of a man’s life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor. – Vince Lombardi

© {BCB}

_____________________________________________________________________________________

For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #102: Winning Words – Famous Quotes 2.  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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Possibly Related Posts:

Handout 101: Helping Others

 

HELPING OTHERS : POPELEO XIII

Take time to help those less fortunate; it is our common nature.

No one is so rich that he does not need another’s help; nor so poor as not to be useful in some way to his fellow man; and the disposition to ask assistance from others with confidence, and to grant it with kindness, is part of our very nature.

Time spent in lovingly helping our fellowman can be most productive of a feeling of satisfaction in a well-spent life, and certainly is a better way to prepare for eternity. If we improve the life of one of the least of God’s children, we have done it unto Him.

There is always a compensating internal satisfaction which accompanies a good deed. Only one good deed a day is 365 good deeds in a year; and if we begin at age 10 and live to age 70, that amounts to 21,900 good deeds. I like the Boy Scout idea. He pledges to “help others, other people, at all times,” and ties a knot in his tie until his daily good deed is accomplished.

NOW is a good time to start filling the pages of 1987 with a success story; one that we can be proud to show to anyone, including the Supreme Architect of the Universe. If we give more of our time and efforts to relieving our neighbor’s problems, our 1987 will be a more satisfactory year. God loves a cheerful giver.

********************************

BEGIN NOW  “He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.”

Albert Einstein – A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am receiving.

* It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Abraham Lincoln – Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, That I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

Charles Dickens – No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.

© {BCB}

_____________________________________________________________________________________

For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #101: Helping Others.  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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Possibly Related Posts:

Handout #100: Just Tell Him Now; From the Camp of the Beaten

 

JUST TELL HIM NOW!

If with pleasure you are viewing any work a man is doing.

If you like him or you love him, tell him now:

Don’t withhold your approbation will the parson makes oration,

And he lies with snowy lilies o’er his brow;

For no matter how you shout it, he won’t really care about it,

He won’t know how many teardrops you have shed.

If you think some praise is due him.

Now’s the time to slip it to him.

For he cannot read his tombstone when he’s dead.

More than fame and more than money.      

Is the comment, kind and sunny, And the hearty, warm approval of a friend;

For it gives to life a savor, makes you richer, stronger, braver –

Gives you heart and hope and courage to the end.

If he earns your praise, bestow it;

If you like him, let him know it;

Let the word of true encouragement be said.

Do not wait till life is over and he’s underneath the clover.

For he cannot read his tombstone when he’s dead.

***************************************** 

  • You can’t hoot with the owls at night and fly with the eagles during the day.
  • There is only one method of meeting life’s test: Just keep on a-striving and hope for the best.
  • The person who gets ahead is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.

*****************************************

FROM THE CAMP OF THE BEATEN  by Grantland Rice

I have learned something well worth while

That victory could not bring

To wipe the blood from my mouth and smile

Where none can see the sting

I can walk, head up, while my heart is down

From the beating that brought its good,

And that means more than the champion’s crown

Who is taking the easier road.

 

I have learned something worth far more

Than victory brings to men;

battered and beaten, bruised and sore.

I can still come back again;

Crowded back in the hard, tough race,

I’ve found that I have the heart

To look raw failure in the face

And train for another start.

 

Winners who wear the victor’s wreath

Looking for softer ways.

Watch for my blade as it leaves the sheath.

Sharpened on rougher days,

Trained upon pain and punishment,

I’ve groped my way through the night,

But the flag still files from my battle tent

And I’ve only begun to fight

 

*****************************************

COMMANDMENT

Be Unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.

A saint is one who makes goodness attractive. Charles W. Eliot

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.

© {BCB}

_____________________________________________________________________________________

For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #100: Just Tell Him Now; From the Camp of the Beaten.  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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Possibly Related Posts:

Handout #99: It’s All Up to You; God’s Hall of Fame; Freedom; Herbet Hoover

 

IT’S ALL UP TO YOU 

You are the fellow that has to decide whether you’ll do it or toss it aside.

You are the fellow who makes up your mind whether you’ll lead or linger behind – whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar or be content to stay where you are.

Take it or leave it. Here’s something to do – just think it over.  It’s all up to you.

What do you wish? To be known as a good man who’s willing to work, scorned for a loaner or praised by your chief, rich man or poor man or beggar or thief?

Eager or earnest or dull through the day, honest or crooked? It’s you who must say! You must decide in the face of the test whether you’ll shirk it or give it your Best.

*****************************************

FREEDOM … 

Freedom is like a coin. It has the word privilege on one side and responsibility on the other. It does not have privilege on both sides. 

There are too many today who want everything involved in privilege but many refuse to accept anything that approaches the sense of responsibility.  – Joseph R. Sizzo 

*****************************************

GOD’S HALL OF FAME.

Your name may not appear down here

In this world’s hall of fame.

In fact you may be so unknown

That no one knows your name.

 

The All Stars here may pass you by

On neon lights of blue,

But if you love and serve the Lord,

Then I have good news for you.

 

This Hall of Fame is only good

As long as time shall be,

But keep in mind God’s Hall of Fame

Is for eternity.

 

To have your name inscribed up there

Is greater yet by far

Then all the halls of fame down here

And every man-made star.

 

This crowd on earth may soon forget

The heroes of the past.

They cheer like mad until you fall

And that’s how long you last.

 

But God, He never does forget

And in His hall of fame,

By just believing in His Son

Inscribed you’ll find your name.

 

I tell you, friend, I wouldn’t trade

My name however small,

That written there beyond the stars

In that celestial hall.

 

For any famous name on earth

Or glory that they share

I’d rather be an unknown here

And have my name up there.

– Unknown 

*****************************************

A nation is strong or weak, it thrives or perishes upon what it believes to be true. If our youth is rightly instructed in the faith of our fathers; in the traditions of our country; in the dignity of each individual man, then our power will be stronger than any weapon of destruction that man can devise.   HERBERT HOOVER

*****************************************

  • To achieve all that is possible we must attempt the impossible.
  • There is only one method of meeting life’s test; Just keep on striving and hope for the best.

 

© {BCB}

_____________________________________________________________________________________

For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #99: It’s All Up to You; Freedom; God’s Hall of Fame; Herbert Hoover.  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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Possibly Related Posts:

Handout #98: This New Day; Self-Reliance; How to Live 100 years Happily; Sophomore

 

THIS NEW DAY – THIS NEW DAY IS GIVEN UNCLUTTERED, FRESH AND CLEAN. YESTERDAY’S TROUBLES ARE IN THE PAST. TOMORROW’S MAY NEVER BE SEEN: GOD HAS GRANTED US THIS NEW DAY TO DO WITH AS WE WILL … LET’S FILL IT WITH KINDNESS AND HAPPINESS, LOVE, JOY AND GOOD WILL!  HAVE A GOOD DAY – TODAY!

******************************************

SELF-RELIANCE …  There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance: that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given him to till.

The power which reside in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.   – Ralph Waldo Emerson

******************************************

HOW TO LIVE A HUNDRED YEARS HAPPILY

  • Do not be on the lookout for ill health.
  • Keep usefully at work.
  • Have a hobby.
  • Learn to be satisfied.
  • Keep on liking people.
  • Meet adversity valiantly.
  • Meet the little problems of life with decision.
  • Above all, maintain a sense of humor, best done by saying something pleasant every time you get a chance.
  • Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep your mind out of the past, and keep it out of the future.  – Unknown

********************************************

 “SOPHOMORE means half wise, half foolish. A corruption of two Greek words, sophos (wise) and moros (fool), it was applied to college students with particular reference to the air of great wisdom they assume after passing their freshman year.

********************************************

If you are too busy to pray — you are too busy.

One of the most important ingredients in a recipe for Speech Making is plenty of shortening.

REPUTATION is precious, but CHARACTER is priceless.

© {BCB}

_____________________________________________________________________________________

For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #98: This New Day; Self-Reliance; How to Love 100 Years Happily; Sophomer.  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.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Possibly Related Posts: