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Archive for March 2013

Handout #125: A Prayer as We Grow Older

 

A PRAYER AS WE GROW OLDER

Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking that I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.

Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs.

Make me thoughtful but not moody; helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom, it seems a pity not to use it all – but Thou knowest, Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind from the recital of endless details – give me wings to get to the point.

Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.

I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others but help me to enjoy them with patience.

I dare not ask for improved memory but a growing humility and lessening cock-sureness when my memory seems to clash with the memory of others.

Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. Give me the grace to tell them so.  – Author Unknown

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  • A different world cannot be built by indifferent people. – Peter Marshall
  • Prayers should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. – English Proverb
  • If you would lift me you must be on higher ground. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. – Louis Nizer
  • Neither a day dawning nor a sunset (with all its attendant beauty) is really a necessity. It is one of life’s extras. It is a visit to an incomparable art gallery; and no one has to pay any admission fee. – Chibald Ruthedgo

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #125: A Prayer as We Grow Older.  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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Hanout #124: Values: Athletics

 

VALUES:  ATHLETICS

  • I’m a firm believer in hard work to reach desired goals.  But I also believe football should be fun; a sport the players, as well as the fans, should enjoy.  It doesn’t have to be regimentation or drudgery.  The outgrowth of football should be good, positive values that will benefit a player for the remainder of his life.  LaVell Edwards, Head Coach , Brigham Young University
  • The royal road to success would have more travelers if so many weren’t lost attempting to find short cuts.
  • It is not bragging if you’ve done it.
  • When you ask someone to do a job, first be sure in your mind what it is you want.
  • Success comes in “CANS” not “CAN’TS”.
  • If we are to create somethingwe must be something.
  • Napoleon once observed, … an Army’s effectiveness depends on Size, Training, Experience and Morale … and Morale is worth more than all the other factors combined.
  • The reason so many people are unhappy today and seeking help to cope with life is that they fail to understand what human existence is all about.
  • The team person is the most valuable person on the team.
  • Be a Thinker, and a Dreamer, but more important, be a DOER.
  • Be a self-starter and coach won’t have to be a crank.
  • The most important ingredient in your gym bag is your ATTITUDE.
  • The price of victory is high: BLOOD, SWEAT, TEARS, FRUSTRATTION A * N * D SOMETIMES DEFEAT.
  • If you don’t have some humor with pressure, pressure will win.
  • When success turns a person’s head, he’s facing failure.
  • Conceit is a queer disease, it makes everyone sick except the one who has it.
  • Nothing is opened by mistake as often as one’s mouth.
  • Any fool can criticize, condemn, complain and Most Fools do. – Dale Carnegie
  • Be Kind.  Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  • If you want kids to improve, let them hear the nice things you say about them.
  • Ambition is an ideal, on whose wing great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
  • Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Winning isn’t everything, BUT wanting to win is.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #124: Values-Athletics.  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 #123: Living (Happiness-Love-Coping)

LIVING (HAPPINESS-LOVE-COPING-) …

  • HAPPINESS… “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.”  – James M. Barrie
  • “I do the best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing it to the end.
  • If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me will not amount to anything. If the end brings me out all wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”   – Abraham Lincoln
  • “THE PRICE OF GREATNESS IS RESPONSIBILITY.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott
  • “There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” – Robert Half
  • “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it,”
  • “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts.” – Franklin Roosevelt
  • “There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there’s no joy in merely doing things which any one can do.  But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you’d never make.” – Spirella
  • HAPPINESS… “Happiness comes from the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life to be needed. – Storm Jameson
  •  “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative efforts.” – Franklin Roosevelt

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #123: Living (Happiness-Love-Coping).  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 #122: How About It?; Persistence; One Thing I Know

HOW ABOUT IT?

Can you say tonight in parting with the day that’s slipping past, That you helped a single person of the many you have passed?

Is a single life rejoicing over what you did or said, Does one whose hopes were fading, now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day or lose it, was it well or poorly spent?

Did you leave a trail of kindness, or a scar of discontent?

As you close your eyes in slumber, do you think that God would say:

You have made the world much better for the life you lived today.”

Now – How About It?

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PERSISTENCE …

The temptation to be discouraged is common to every man.

Walt Disney was dismissed from a major newspaper when he was told he had no talent as an artist; explorer Richard Byrd crash-landed the first two times he soloed in a plane and the third time flew head-on into another plane; writer Rod Sterling wrote and marketed 40 stories before he sold one; western writer Zane Grey was fired by five papers because he couldn’t do the job as a reporter.

The answer? Persistence

Heavyweight camp Jim Corbett was asked why he was able to win the championship – “Because I fought one more round.”

HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

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ONE THINK I KNOW

His love has overshadowed me.

Through darkest days, in hours of doubt,

Wherein I hid in guilt and sin, in pain and fear and dread of Him,

 

Those tireless feet have sought me out,

Those loving hands have lifted me,

Those searching eyes were love-brimmed cups,

Those winsome lips have comforted.

 

Like Paul, I don not that which I desire,

While that which I would not is done.

 

I often fear the way I tread.

Lonely, the intangible I dread. Yet through my life – a golden thread –

Love’s proved to be my daily bread.

 

In spite of pain, the world’s sad throe,

GOD IS:    is LOVE

This thing I know.

– Christian Athlete

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ROSCOE TURNER, one of America’s pioneer pilots, lists eight requisites for achieving meaning and victory in life:

  • Vision and foresight
  • Self-Confidence
  • Belief in god
  • Courage
  • Willingness to make any sacrifice, including life
  • Honesty with yourself and others
  • Letting nothing interfere with the objectives
  • Living each day as though it were the last one

 VINCE LOMBARD!  Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #122: How About It?; Persistence; One Thing I Know.  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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