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Archive for December 2015

Handout #264: Resolutions

RESOLUTIONS …

No one will get out of this world alive. So, resolve therefore in the year to maintain a sense of values.

Take care of yourself. Good health is everyone’s major source of wealth. Without it, happiness is almost impossible. Resolve to be cheerful and helpful. Avoid angry, abrasive persons. They are generally vengeful. Avoid zealots. They are humor less. Resolve to listen more and talk less. No one ever learns anything by talking. Be leery of giving advice. Wise men don’t need it, and fools won’t heed it.

Resolve to be tender to the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the wrong.

Sometimes in life you will have been all of these. Do not equate money with success. There are many successful money-makers who are miserable failures as human beings. What counts most about success is how a man achieves.

Resolve to love, next year, someone you didn’t love this year. Love is the most enriching ingredient of life.

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LEADERSHIP … Leaders have two important characteristics: first they are going somewhere; second they are able to persuade other people to go with them.

LIFE … Three of the most difficult things in life are to keep a secret, forget an injury, and make good use of leisure time.

If there’s on thing we should let others find out for themselves, it’s how great we are.

DREAMS … Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.  Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow. Langston Hughes

FAITH … We shall be made truly wise if we be made content; content, too, not only with what we can understand, but content with what we do not understand – the habit of mind which theologians call, and rightly, faith in God. Charles Kingsley

WISDOM … The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

LIFE … Every man’s life is a plan of God. Brother Juniper

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #264: Resolutions. 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 #263: What is the Price of Success?

What is the Price of Success?

To use all of your courage to force yourself to concentrate on the problem at hand, to think of it deeply and constantly, to study it from all angles and to plan.

To have a high and sustained determination to put over what you plan to accomplish, not if circumstance be favorable to its accomplishment, but in spite of all advere circumstances which may arise … and nothing nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without some obstacles to overcome.

To refuse to believe that there are any circumstances sufficiently strong to defeat you in the accomplishment of your purpose, goal or objective.

OPTIMIST – VS – PESSIMIST By William Arthur Ward

The optimist turns the impossible into possible – The pessimist turns the possible into the impossible.

The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly – the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.

The optimist sees a green near every sand trap – the pessimist sees a sand trap near every green.

The optimist looks at the horizon and sees an opportunity – the pessimist peers into the distance and fears a problem.

To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges – to the pessimist all doors have locks and latches.

The optimist promotes progress, prosperity and plenty – the pessimist preaches limitations, liabilities and losses.

The optimist accentuates assets, abundance, and advantages – the pessimist majors in mistakes, misfortunes and misery.

The optimist goes out and finds the bell – the pessimist gives up and wrings his hands.

NOW – HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

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  • The trouble with this world is that too many people try to go through life with a catcher’s mit on both hands.
  • A man’s happiness and success in life will depend not so much upon what he has, or upon what position he occupies as upon what he is, and the heart he carries into his position. – J. J. Wilson
  • I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: Try To Please Everybody.
  • 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 Babso

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #263: What is the Price of 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 #262: The Biggest Game of All . . .

 

The Biggest Game of All . . .

Life is a game of football, and you play it every day.

It isn’t just the breaks you get, but how well you play.

Stop and look the whole team over, you’ve some pretty rugged men.

If you can work them all together, there’s no goal you can’t defend.

You’re fullback’s name is Courage – you need him in this game.

For Truth and Faith, your halfbacks, there’ll be many yards to gain.

Your quarterback is very fast, though small and hard to see.

So watch Son, when he gets the ball, he’s Opportunity.

At right end, there’s Religion – he’s stood the test of time.

At left end, there’s Brotherhood – he’s the bulwark of the line.

Your right tackle is Ambition – don’t ever let him shirk.

Left tackle is a husky young man, his name is Work.

Your left guards name is Humor – he’s important to the team.

While Honor is playing right guard – your game is always clean.

If Love plays at the center spot and does his very best,

Then you shall have a winning team, and really know success.

 

The other team is strong, Son . . . Greed, Envy, Hatred and Deceit.

Are four strong backs you’ll have to buck – to ward off such defeat.

Discouragement and Falsehood – are big boys at the end.

You’ll have to tackle hard my boy – when you meet up with these young men.

Selfishness and Jealousy – you’ll find them playing guard.

While Carelessness and a young man called Waste are tackles you can’t disregard.

There’s one more man you’ll have to watch all through the game, my dear, he’s playing center for the team – I’m told his name is Fear.

This game will not be easy; there’ll be Struggle, there’ll be Strife

As you work for victory glorious – in this real tough game of life.

So stand behind your team, Son, there’ll be many who applaud.

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  • There are no great men in this world, only great challenges which ordinary men rise to meet.
  • Don’t look for miracles.  YOU are a miracle.
  • Silence is not always golden . . . sometimes it is just plain yellow.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #262: The Biggest Game of All . . .. 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 #261: Competition is a Fact of Life . . .

Well this is post #261.  This means that I have posted five years worth of Bron’s inspirational messages and am starting year 6 today.  Thank you to all of you who have been with me over the years as well as those who are just joining us now.  I am hopeful that you get as much out of these weekly messages as the enjoyment I get from preparing and spreading the Coach’s messages.  I feel privileged to be able to continue communicating the motivational words that my Grandfather started.  Almost on a daily basis I meet someone who somehow has been impacted by the Coach or by his motivational messages.  May the good Lord continue to shower you with his blessings!  Thank you for a great five years together, Mike Bacevich

Competition is a Fact of Life . . .

Managers or executives who aren’t ambitious aren’t worth their salt – they probably shouldn’t be leaders in the first place.  But people who are overly ambitious, or ambitious in the wrong way, not only hurt their own chances, they may ruin their health as well.

When we are so dominated by personal ambition that we fail to recognize the equally justified ambitions of others, we lose our perspective.  If our ambition is greater than our ability, we also be victims of constant and frustration.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to get ahead.  Competition is a fact of life.  people who lose even a part of their inner drive always run the risk of falling by the wayside.

But a human desire to succeed is one thing; preoccupation with personal ambition that keeps us constantly wound up, frustrated, and fretting about our future prospects, is another.  Carried to an extreme, it’s a big stumbling block to our continued progress, not to mention our piece of mind.

Smart people soon learn that the most effective way to be ambitious is to be ambitious, not for ourselves, but for our organization. After all, isn’t that what were paid for?  The more successful we are in realizing these ambitions, the more obviously valuable our services will be.

Being ambitious for the company is the best way, by far, for leaders to show their talents.  If greater rewards and advancement are possible, this is the way to get them – not by resorting to politics or internal feuding.

Emotionally well-balanced executives don’t stay awake nights worrying whether someone else is getting ahead faster, has a bigger office, more authority, or is being payed more.  They know that envying the success of others will get them nothing, except, perhaps, a painful hole in the lining of their stomachs.  They simply concentrate on doing the best job they can, letting the chips and rewards fall where they may.

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OPTIMISM is a great thing.  We need more of it in this sorry world.  But this doesn’t mean that we should blind ourselves to reality.  We need to maintain an optimistic outlook while at the same time constantly examining it to make sure we’re not wearing blinders.

It’s like the story of the prominent executive who had asserted that he was very optimistic about the future of his business.

“Why, then,” he was asked, “do you have such a worried look on your face?”

“When you are optimistic,” replied the businessman, “it always pays to worry about your optimism.”

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ANDREW CARNEGIE was once asked what he considered the most important in industry:  labor, capital or brains.  With a laugh Carnegie replied, “Which is the most important of a 3-legged stool?”

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WALTER GIFFORD, former president of AT&T, was a small town boy who went to work in a big city.  A few months after he first left home, he received a promotion.  Elated, he wrote his father, a New England Yankee who had wanted the boy to stay home.  His father wrote back:  “Any damn fool can make a success in a corporation.”

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #261: Competition is a Fact of Life . . . . 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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