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Archive for March 2016

Handout #277: Courage to Conquer

COURAGE TO CONQUER

Pick a goal in life, Pick something worth going after, worth striving for.  If it’s to be an All American, try to be the very best.

Shoot for the moon, that’s the thing. Go for the very highest. And while you’rs shooting for the moon, and while you’re going for this goal, remember you have to pay the price.

The price might be constant devotion, constant heartache, constant practice, and loyalty to your coaches.

Give everything you have – your body, your mind and your soul; give all you have. You can always depend on HIM.

You will discover that HE will give you the courage – regardless of the problem.

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For Your Personal Motivation

  • Have Patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
  • An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
  • The person who wants to do something finds a way; the other kind finds an excuse.
  • Ideas are funny things; they won’t work unless you do.
  • We will know as much of GOD as we are willing to put into practice, and no more.
  • One cannot always be a hero, but one can be a man.
  • Pick your friends, but not to pieces.

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KEEP YOUR PATIENCE

(FOR IF YOU LOSE IT YOU LOSE YOUR: COMPOSURE – CONFIDENCE – ASSURANCE – WILL – AND – SUCCESS. )

PATIENCE IS VICTORIOUS: Oftentimes it outruns skill and outwits impulsiveness.

PATIENCE IS PRODUCTIVE. In time the mulberry leaf becomes silk.

PATIENCE IS VISIONARY: Visualize the ripened grain as the fruition of a series of successive steps of working and waiting — Securing the land, breaking the soil and planting the seed. Nature is wise enough to wait and persistent enough to eventually have her way: and so can man, if he will add Patience to Diligence.

PATIENCE IS A POSSESSOR:

  • The world belongs to him who bides his time. (Leroy Brownlow).
  • A Good Leader takes a little more than his share of the blame – a little less than his share of credit.
  • “It isn’t the thing we do or say, but all in the way we do or say it. What would the egg amount to, pray, if the hen got up on the perch to lay it?”

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #277: Courage to Conquer. 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 #276: What is a Boy?

What is a Boy?

Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature called a boy.  Boys come in assorted sizes, weights, and colors, but all boys have the same creed:  to enjoy every second of every minute of every hour of every day and to protest with noise (their only weapon) when their last minute is finished and the adult males pack them off to bed at night.

Boys are found everywhere – on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around, or jumping to.  Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them, and Heaven protects them.  A boy is Truth with dirt on his face, Beauty with a cut of his finger, Wisdom with bubble gum on his hair, and the hope of the future with a frog in his pocket.

When you are busy, a boy is inconsiderate, bothersome, intruding jangle of noise.  When you want him to make a good impression, his brain turns to jelly or else he becomes a savage, sadistic, jungle creature bent on destroying the world and himself with it.

A boy is a composite – he has the appetite of a horse, the digestion of a sword swallower, the energy of a pocket-sized atomic bomb, the curiosity of a cat, the lungs of a dictator, the imagination of a Paul Bunyan, the shyness of a violet, the audacity of a steel trap, the enthusiasm of a firecracker, and when he makes something he has five thumbs on each hand.

He likes ice cream, knives, saws, Christmas, comic books, the boy across the street, woods, water (in its natural habitat), large animals, Dad, trains, Saturday mornings, and fire engines.  He is not much for Sunday school, company, schools, books without pictures, music lessons, neckties, barbers, girls, overcoats, adults or bedtime.

Nobody else is so early to rise, or so late to supper.  Nobody else gets so much fun out of trees, dogs and breezes.  Nobody else can cram into one pocket a rusty knife, a half-eaten apple, three feet of string, and empty Bull Durham sack, two gum drops, six cents, a slingshot, a chunk of unknown substance, and a genuine supersonic code ring with secret compartment.

A boy is a magical creature – you can lock him out of your workshop, but your can’t lock him out of your heart.  You can get him out of your study, but you cant get him out of your mind.  Might as well give up – he is your captor, your jailer, your boss, and your master – a freckle-faced, pint-sized, cat-chasing, bundle of noise.  But when you come home at night with only the shattered pieces of your hopes and dreams, he can mend them like new with two magic words, “Hi Dad!”  — Alan Beck, The Treasure Chest

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CHILDREN — Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.

bcb – rb – 1981

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #276: What is a Boy?. 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 #275: Character

Character

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” — Thomas Paine

In the April 1976 issue of American Way, the flight magazine for American Airlines, an article entitled “Success Depends on Character” was published.  It is a collection of interviews with 12 top executives and centers on their response to the following questions:

  1. “What qualities do these men possess that enabled them to reach the top of their profession and stay there?”
  2. “And what do they consider to be the most critical factors in their success?”

The article goes on to say that in the past, the answers would have centered around knowledge and skill.  While these two items are still of value, the responses of these executives stressed the need for character.  They also stressed integrity over intelligence, steadfastness over skill and guts over guile.

Another thought expressed was that a critical factor in success is courage.  It appears that these top management leaders place great store in what’s inside a man, rather than what he has done or can do.

How do these thoughts and ideas measure up to your philosophy?

“In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale.  Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.”  — Ambrose Bierce

bron bacevich – 10-1–76

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  • It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is. — Henri Frederic Amiel
  • There are two freedoms, the false where one is free to do what he likes, and the true where is free to do what he ought. — Unknown
  • The measure of a man’s true character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out. — Thomas McCauley
  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. — George Bernard Shaw

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #275: Character. 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 #274: How Did you Play?; Be a Man . . .

How Did You Play?

How did you play when the game was on, when the odds were great and the hope was gone,

When the enemy team, with aim so true, was dragging the victory away from you?

When strength and endurance quit, did honor keep pace with determined grit,

Did you keep the faith with the rules of the game? Did you play up square without fear or shame?

Did your smile of cheer make the team your friend, as you fought it through to the bitter end?

Did your self-respect rise a notch or two? Are you a biggest MAN now that the game is through?

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Be A Man…

Be understanding to your enemies… Be loyal to your friends,

Be strong enough to face the world each day… Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone,

Be generous to those who need help… Be frugal with what you need yourself…

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything,

Be foolish enough to believe in miracles,

Be willing to share your joys… Be willing to share the sorrows of others,

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed… Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.

Be the first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be the last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not stumble.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.

BE LOVING TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #274: How Did You Play?: Be a Man . . .. 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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