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Archive for March 2015

Handout #226: Success

Success

Success isn’t never making mistakes; it is never giving up when I make mistakes.

Success isn’t always accomplishing everything I set out to do; it’s always setting out to do what I know I can accomplish.

Success isn’t always knowing how to say what I feel; it’s always knowing how to feel what I say.

Success isn’t being a perfect person; it’s being glad I’m not perfect so I can understand others.

Success isn’t what people think I am; it’s what I am.

Success isn’t being the superstar who always gets the applause; its sitting back and letting someone else get the credit.

Success isn’t supporting myself with many superficial successes; it’s finding myself submerged in the process of God’s eternal success.

Success isn’t hoping, wishing to reach the “top”, to be “somebody”; it’s deciding to be successful, then working to get there.

Success is not a matter of luck or genius.  Success depends on adequate preparation, and indomitable determination.

A MAN RARELY SUCCEEDS AT ANYTHING UNLESS HE HAS FUN DOING IT.

I still don’t understand it.  If you don’t have anytime for yourself, anytime to hunt or fish, that’s success? – Popular male singer who recently went from rags to riches.

To have known the best, and to have known it for the best, is success in life. – John W. Mackah

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

Success is neither fame, wealth nor power.  Success is seeking, knowing and obeying God. – Charles Malik

There have been few moments when I have known complete satisfaction, but only a few.  I have been free from the disturbing realization that my playing might have been better.  – Paderewski

I ask myself; “of all the things that you have tried and tested, what is more real than this relationship with the living God and his people?”  And whatever else that has seemed important fades away.  – Keith Miller

I am only an average man, but I work harder at it than the average man. – Teddy Roosevelt

But many who now are first will be last, and many now who are last will be first.  – Jesus, Matthew 19:30

known and unknown sources – bron bacevich, roger bacon, September 1975

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #226: 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 #225: Hey, Kids . . .

HEY KIDS, . . .

Just before you go to sleep tonight, check this list:

  • Did you get up on time?
  • Did you make your bed?
  • Did you eat a good breakfast?
  • Did you read something interesting?
  • Did you learn something?
  • Were you polite?
  • Did you help a friend?
  • Did you do some work around the house?
  • Did you try to earn some money to help pay for your clothes?
  • Did you think about your future?
  • Did you read a newspaper or watch a newscast?
  • Did you brush your teeth?  Twice?
  • Did you tell your parents how much you appreciate them?
  • Imagine how good you’ll feel about yourself if you can say “YES” to these questions, today and every day.

—  Wall Street Journal, United Technologies Corporation

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The Garden of Behavior

First plant the five rows of behavior:

  • Prayer
  • Preparedness
  • Politeness
  • Promptness
  • Perseverance

Then the four rows of lettuce:

  • Let us be loyal
  • Let us be truthful
  • Let us be unselfish
  • Let us love each other

No garden is complete without turnips:

  • Turn up for church
  • Turn up with a smile
  • Turn up with real determination
  • Turn up for fraternal meetings.

—  Malan Hale Clark

AGING

As I get old I pray that I shall get fun out of life and try

To see the humor that exists, laugh often and if one insists on being sour, cross and tough

Lord, make me kind and sweet enough to evade strife and altercation and make a happy situation.

Let me pay close attention to the other person’s tale of woe, avoiding quick retaliation with my own tale of tribulation.

Short Sermon . . .

THIS IS MY TEXT:  Don’t let your fears about the next hundred years discourage you from smiling now – occasionally, anyhow!

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #225: Hey, Kids . . .. 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 #224: Athlete’s Self-Appraisal

Athlete’s Self-Appraisal . . .      Name: _________________________

RATING SCALE

Excellent . . . . . . . . . 4

Good . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Average . . . . . . . . .  2

Poor . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Unsatisfactory . . . .  0

  1. CONDUCT – halls, cafeteria, classroom, campus . . . _____
  2. ATTITUDE – toward coaches, teachers, school people, teammates . . . _____
  3. DEPENDABILITY – assignments, attendance, practice, meetings, in/out of school . . . _____
  4. ATTENTION – classroom, skills, on the field, game-bench . . . _____
  5. OBEY RULES – training, athletic, school, game – spirit as well as letter . . . _____
  6. STUDY HABITS – classroom, home, academics, ftball . . . _____
  7. COOPERATION – accepts responsibility, cooperation with coaches, teammates, teachers, school administration, community . . . _____
  8. LOYALTY – follows instructions, is a team player, works toward team goals . . . _____
  9. LEADERSHIP AND CHARACTER – truthful, high morale, fine reputation, quality young man, leads by personal example. . . _____
  10. RESPECT – for all authority, Mom/Dad, coaches, teachers, teammates, officials . . . _____
  11. WORKS WELL IN PRACTICE – hustles, burning desire to win, does not complain, gripe, scarifies for the good of the team. . . _____

S C O R E  _______

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WHAT IT TAKES . . .

It takes a lot of patience, and God – to build a life.

It takes a lot of courage to meet the stress and strife.

It takes a lot of loving to make the wrongs come right.

It takes a lot of patience and God – to build a life.

— Unknown

WORDS TO LIVE BY . . .

A great player is known by the way he treats those who are less able or fortunate.

The more willing a person is to be proved wrong, the greater the chance he is right.

Your opponents will come nearer doing their worst if you are doing your best.

bron bacevich – roger bacon

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #224: Athlete’s Self-Appraisal. 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 #223: Class

CLASS

CLASS – the trademark of all great people (rich or poor), all great ATH:ETES, all great teams.  It is that certain quality that stands out in the individual or team that has “Class”.  WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

CLASS – It’s the confidence that comes from knowing form within we are seeking God’s will for our lives.

CLASS – Is using ourselves fully to that purpose and making our life count.  It’s giving rather than receiving; it’s doing our darndest to obey God, moment to moment.

CLASS – Is constant striving for excellence in everything.  It is “hating” mediocrity.  It is a burning desire to do extra – to give extra – to pray extra.

CLASS – Has nothing to do with our position in life.  The plant manager could be noticeably without it; the garbage collector could almost be bubbling over with it.

CLASS – Has nothing to do with money.  You could be driving a 1957 Ford or a 1968 (or latest model) Cadillac.  The wealthiest man in town can be miserably lacking it, while the mail carrier on his daily route can “Ooze” class from every pore.

CLASS – Has nothing to do with defeat.  It smiles at inconvenience; it fights and destroys discouragement.  Class removes the “Im” from impossible and paves the road to success.

CLASS – Is the difference between CHAMP and CHUMP; it’s paying the price in sacrifices; it’s giving that little extra effort “Over and beyond the call of duty”.  It’s going all out and no regrets; it’s recklessness; in simple terms, it’s “Gutting – it”.

CLASS – Is being SURE without being “cocky”; it comes with knowing we – the Spartan footballers have got the “Stuff”.  It’s making those great goal line stands, we Spartans are noted for; It’s having the courage to face odds, to stand in and fight the hardest when the going is toughest.  It is that which all winning teams, 4th quarter teams, and championship teams have in abundance.

CLASS – Is having PRIDE in traditions.  Class is being proud to be a member of a school team.  Class is having respect for authority.  Class is recognizing that you are a “hero” to somebody, therefore, it means a deep concern for good conduct, both on and off the field.

CLASS – IT’S CONTAGIOUS . . . BE A LEADER . . . START AN EPIDEMIC!

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The three most difficult things are:  to keep a secret, to forget an injury, and to make good use of leisure.

YOU GIVE BUT LITTLE WHEN YOU GIVE OF YOUR POSSESSIONS.  IT IS WHEN YOU GIVE YOURSELF THAT YOU TRULY GIVE.

TRUE BRAVERY is shown by performing with witness what one would be capable of doing before all the world.

THE WORD “COOPERATE” COMES FROM THE LATIN – CUM (WITH) AND OPERARI (WORK).  SO TO COOPERATE IS TO WORK WITH. SO-O-O WORK WITH YOUR TEAMMATES – TEACHERS – COACHES.

bron bacevich – roger bacon

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #223: Class. 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 #222: Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?

Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?

  • To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.  Mark Twain
  • Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy.  Proverbs 27:6
  • A friend that has had history, that has been threatened, perhaps broken or damaged, is more meaningful than a bland relationship which has known only affirmative times.  Unknown
  • Life is a chronicle of friendship.  Friends create the world anew each day.  Helen Keller
  • A true friend is always loyal.  Proverbs 17:17
  • Your friend is your needs answered.  Unknown
  • Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.  Oscar Wilde
  • A true friend is always loyal, and a brother is born in time of need.  Proverbs 17:17
  • I go through life exploring each day, without any idea of a fixed end.  And I don’t do it by myself – I take people along with me.  Unknown
  • There can be no friendship where there is no freedom.  Friendship loves a free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures.  William Penn.
  • My only sketch, profile of heaven, is a large blue sky, larger than the biggest I have ever seen in June – and in it are my friends – all of them – every one of them.  Unknown
  • Friendship?  Yes, please.  Charles Dickens
  • If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it, I should not mind a bit . . but if a friend of mine had sorrow and refused to allow me to share it, I should feel it most bitterly.  Oscar Wilde
  • My friend is one whom I can associate with my choicest thoughts.  Unknown
  • Life is nothing without friendship.  Cicero
  • What is a friend?  I’ll tell you.  It is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.  Anonymous
  • Friendships multiply joys, and divide griefs.  Unknown

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The Best in You

Give to the world – each day you live

One treasure only you can give!

In everything you say or do,

Give to the world the best in you.

The greatest treasure that you own

is valueless to you alone.

Yet – freely given – you will find

That it enriches all mankind.

Scatter – each day you live – the seeds

Of love and service the world needs,

And in the measure that you sow-

In just that measure you will grow.

There is no greater gift you can

Bestow on your fellow man

Than this:  In all that you say or do

You give to him the best in YOU.

— Unknown

man-maker football – bron bacevich – roger bacon 7/’78

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout # 222: Friendship . . . How Do You Measure Up?. 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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