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Archive for January 2016

Handout #269: Faith in Myself

Faith in Myself  — A Spartan Athlete

God give me faith in myself . . .

Not only on the day when I am going great and winning and nothing seems impossible, but on days when I wonder if I am brave enough, smart enough, strong enough.

Don’t  let  me quit, not ever. Let me keep my faith in myself.  No matter how many people discourage me,  doubt me, laugh at me, warn me, think me a fool, don’t let me listen.  Let me hear another voice telling me, “You can do it, and you will!”

If nobody else in the whole world gives a darn or believes in me, let me believe in myself.

I know there will be times when I doubt my own ability, I will be discouraged, on the verge of despair. Don’t let me give up; hang on to me.  Fan the fires of my faith so that I will try even harder. Give me even more faith in myself.

You are the source of my abilities and my faith. I know that you will give me what I ask…..Faith In Myself.

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Fear and Faith

Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable – and, most of all, fear puts hopelessness at the heart of life, while faith rejoices in its GOD.  -The Treasure Chest

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #269: Faith in Myself. 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 #268: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living . . .

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living . . .

OVERCOMING WORRY . . .

  1. Live in “day-light” compartments.
  2. How to face trouble: (a) Ask yourself, “What is the worse thing that can possibly happen?”; (b) Prepare to accept to worse; (c) Try to improve on the worse.
  3. Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

ANALYZING WORRY . . .

  1. Get all the facts.
  2. Weigh all the facts – then come to a decision.
  3. Once a decision is reached, Act!
  4. Write out and answer the following questions:  (a) What is the problem; (b) What are the causes of the problem?; (c) What are the probable solutions; (d) What is the best solution?

BREAK THE WORRY HABIT – BEFORE IT BREAKS YOU!

  1. Keep busy.
  2. Don’t fuss about trifles.
  3. Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.
  4. Cooperate with the inevitable.
  5. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more.
  6. Don’t worry about the past.

DON’T WORRY ABOUT CRITICISM

  1. Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment.
  2. Do the very best you can.
  3. Analyze your own mistakes and criticize yourself.

CULTIVATE A MENTAL ATTITUDE that will bring you peace and happiness.

  1. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope.
  2. Never try to get even with your enemies.
  3. Expect ingratitude.
  4. Count your blessings – not your troubles.
  5. Try to profit from your losses.
  6. Create happiness for others.

THE PERFECT WAY TO CONQUER WORRY . . .

  1. PRAY!

PREVENT FATIGUE AND WORRY AND KEEP YOUR ENERGY AND SPIRITS HIGH . . .

  1. Rest before you get tired.
  2. Learn to relax at your work.
  3. If you run a household, protect your health and appearance by relaxing at home.
  4. Apply these four good working habits:  (a) Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.  (b) Do things in the order of their importance.  (c) When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.  (d) Learn to organize, deputize and supervise.
  5. Put enthusiasm into your work.
  6. Don’t worry about insomnia.

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DETERMINATION – O Lord, Thou givest us everything, at the Price of Effort.  Leonardo Da Vinci

PRAYER – God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays.  John Mansfield

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #268: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. 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 #267: A Father’s Prayer

A Father’s Prayer . . .

I have a boy  to bring up.  Help me to perform my task with wisdom and kindness, and good cheer.  Help me to see him clearly as he is.  Let not my fear for him magnify my doubts.  Let not my pride in him hide his faults.  Quicken my judgment, so that I shall know how to train him to think, and to be, pure and simple.

Give me great patience and long memory.  Let me remember the hard places of my own youth, that I may help when I see him struggling as i struggled.  Let me remember the things that made me glad, lest I forget that a child’s laughter is the light of life.

Teach me that love knows no weakness, tolerates no selfishness.  Keep me from weakening my son through granting him pleasures that end in sickness of soul.  Grant that I may love my boy wisely.

I have a boy to bring up.  Teach me to give him true values and beauty, just rewards of industry.  Help me to send him into the world with a mission of service.  Strengthen my mind, that I may teach him that he is his brother’s keeper, and serve those who know not the need of service, and not knowing, need it the most.

I have a boy to bring up.  So guide me and direct me that I may do this service to the Glory of God, and the service of my country, and to my son’s happiness.  In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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Great Referee of all Mankind

Help us in our Divine task of helping others as we help ourselves.  DO not let our love for fun go in the wrong direction.  Help us to play the game of life according to the rules, and that we be good examples.

Help us to remember that when someone wins, someone loses; that victory is accomplished by good breaks; so that when we win, we do not crow, and when we lose, we do not cry.

Help us to remember that every human being is created in your image and is scared.

We than Thee, Almighty God, for all the great gifts you have given us:  Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually, and we humbly try to reciprocate by dedicating our lives of helping others who are less fortunate.  Amen.

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To Be Successful . . .

  • Don’t worry when you know you are doing the best you know how to do.
  • Don’t hurry when success depends of accuracy.
  • Don’t believe a thing is impossible without trying it.
  • Don’t imagine that good intentions are enough.
  • Don’t think evil of a friend unless you have all the facts.
  • Don’t harbor bitterness in your soul overnight.

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Random Thoughts . . .

  • There is not right way to do the wrong thing.
  • All people smile in the same language.
  • The future belongs to those who prepare for it.
  • The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #267: A Fathers Prayer. 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 #266: 10 Commandments: Success

10 Commandments:  Success

  1. Work Hard.  Hard work is the best investment a man can make.
  2. Study Hard.  Knowledge enables a man to work more intelligently and effectively.
  3. Have Initiative.  Ruts often deepen into graves.
  4. Love Your Work.  Then you will find pleasure in mastering it.
  5. Be Exact.  Slipshod methods bring slipshod results.
  6. Have the Spirit of Conquest.  Thus you can successfully battle and overcome difficulties.
  7. Cultivate Personality.  Personality is to a man what perfume is to the flower.
  8. Help and Share with Others.  The real test of business greatness lies in giving opportunity to others.
  9. Be Democratic.  Unless you feel right towards your fellowmen you can never be a successful leader of men.
  10. In all Things, Do Your Best.  The man who has done his best has done everything.  The man who has done less than his best has done nothing.

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A Friend in Need . . .

“A Friend in Need,” my neighbor said to me – A friend indeed is what I mean to be:

In time of trouble I will come to you, and in the hour of need you’ll find me True.

I thought a little bit and took him by the hand; “My Friend,” I said, “you do not understand the inner meaning of that simple rhyme:  A friend is what the heart needs all the time.”

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SUCCESS comes in CANS – not in Can’ts.

The ladder of SUCCESS doesn’t care who climbs it.

He who has heart and HOPE, and he who has HOPE has everything.  Arabian proverb.

SUCCESS is getting what you want, HAPPINESS is wanting what you get.

We are what we repeatedly do  . . . Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.  Aristotle.

It is impossible to get a toehold on SUCCESS by acting like a heel.

The royal road to success would have more travelers if so many weren’t lost attempting to find shortcuts.

SUCCESS is not a harbor but a voyage with its own perils to be spent.

It ain’t bragging if you’ve done it.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #266: 10 Commandments: 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 #265: Why Worry!

Why Worry!

There are only two things to worry about:  either you are well or you are sick.  If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about.  But if you are sick, there are two things to worry about:  either you will get well, or you will die.  If you get well, there is nothing to worry about.  If you die, there are only two things to worry about:  either you will go to Heaven or Hell.  If you go to Heaven, there is nothing to worry about.  But if you go to Hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with friends you won’t have to worry!

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God, grant that I may live to fish until my dying day – and – when it comes to my last cast, I then most humbly pray – when in the Lord’s afe net I’m peacefully asleep, that in His mercy I be judged big enough to keep. . .   Unknown

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Throughout your career, perhaps you’ll remember this story of one of our people:

  • He failed in business in ’32.
  • He ran as state legislator and lost in ’32.
  • He tried business again and failed in ’33.
  • His sweetheart died in ’35.
  • He had a nervous breakdown in ’36.
  • He ran for state elector in ’40 after he regained his health.
  • He was defeated for Congress in ’43, defeated again for congress in ’48, defeated when he ran for Senate in ’55 and defeated for Vice president of the United States in ’56.
  • He ran for the Senate again in ’58 and lost.
  • This man never quit.
  • He kept trying til the last.
  • In 1860, this man, Abraham Lincoln, was elected president of the United States of America.

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All for the Best

Sometimes the sky is overcast . . . And I am feeling blue . . . And as the hours wander by . . . I know not what to do . . . And sometimes there is tragedy . . . To meet me at the door . . . And I must wonder whether life . . . Is worth fighting for . . . But always there is some way out . . . And I have come to know . . . That brighter things will comfort me . . . In just a day or so . . . And I have learned that what is past . . . Was purposeful and good . . . But in my bed of bitterness . . . It was misunderstood . . . There is a certain destiny . . . In every human quest . . . Because when anything goes wrong . . . It happens for the best.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #265: Why Worry!. 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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