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Archive for June 2016

Handout #288: Family Togetherness

Family Togetherness

May we treat one another with Honesty, Respect and Care.  For that is the only way we will ever grow together.

May we share the little discoveries – Remembering that each one of us has something to say, and listening is important too.

May we always try to be sensitive to one another’s joys – To one another’s sorrows, needs and changing moods, and realize that being a loving family means sometimes not understanding everyone, all the time.

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It’s Not Easy

  • To apologize, To begin over, To be unselfish . . .
  • To take advice, To be considerate, To endure success . . .
  • To keep trying, To forgive and forget . . .
  • To shoulder a deserved blame . . . To recognize the silver lining . . . But this is Faith in Action

FAITH is the bird that still sings when the dawn is still dark.

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Wisdom . . . It wasn’t until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, “I don’t know“.  —  Somerset Maugham

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HANG TOUGH!

There are all kinds of people . . . People with all kinds of talent . . . Very few of us are good enough the first time out . . . The key is to keep trying  . . . Keep developing your skills, your talents . . . Keep going for your goals.

Many quit when the going gets tough . . . They satisfy themselves with second best or no or nothing at all . . . No one ever gets ahead by sitting back . . . You must keep trying . . . Learn to HANG TOUGH.

The thing that develops character in people most times is adverse situations.  In other words, the discipline and conditioning programs they went through, the punishment and the suffering . . . these all develop character.

* You have to realize that it is only in the crucial situation that you have the opportunity for greatness.

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CHARACTER

  • It is not what he has, nor even what he does, which directly expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.
  • Character is what you are in the dark.
  • The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
  • The father of a man knows himself to be from perfection, the nearer he is to it.
  • The most consummately beautiful thing in the Universe is the rightly fashioned life of a good person.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #288: Family Togetherness.  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 #287: Think or Worry . . .; How to Live 100 Years Happily

Think or Worry

You can think about your problems or you can worry about them, and there is a vast difference between the two.  Worry is think that has turned toxic.  It is the jarring music that goes round and round and never comes to either climax or conclusion.

Thinking works its way through problems to conclusions and decisions; worry leaves you in a state of tensely animation.  When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started.

Thinking makes progress from one place to another, worry remains static.  The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and anxiety into creative action.  How do you measure up?

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How to Live a 100 Years Happily

  1. Do not be on the lookout for ill health.
  2. Keep useful at work.
  3. Have a hobby.
  4. Learn to be satisfied.
  5. Keep on liking people.
  6. Meet adversity valiantly.
  7. Meet the little problems of life valiantly.
  8. Above all, maintain a good sense of humor; best done by saying pleasant things every time you get a chance.
  9. Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful.  Keep your mind out of the past and keep it out of the future.
  10. BE ENTHUSIASTIC.

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Learning to Love

There are many who want me to tell them of secret ways of becoming perfect and I can only tell them that the sole secret is a hearty love of God, and the only way of attaining that love is by loving.

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving.

Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become master of the art.  —  St. Francis De Sales

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Source of Happiness

So much unhappiness, it seems to me, is due to nerves; and bad nerves are the result of having nothing to do, or doing a thing badly, unsuccessfully or incompetently.

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.

True happiness comes to him who does his work well, followed by a relaxing and refreshing period of rest.  True happiness comes from the right amount of work for the day.  — Lin Yutang

LEARNING is like rowing a boat.  You either advance or drop behind.

If you would leave footprints in the sands of time, it will be necessary to wear your work shoes.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #287: Think or Worry . . .; How to Live 100 Years Happily.  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 #286: Coaching; Competitor’s Credd

Coaching

To me, no coach in America asks a young man to make any sacrifice.

He requests that he do the opposite.  Live clean – come clean – think clean.

That he stop doing all the things that destroy him physically, mentally and morally.

And begin doing all the things that make him keener, finer, and more competent.

Fielding H. Yost, Michigan Head Football Coach – 1901-1926; W 165, L 29

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Competitor’s Creed

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points outs how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweet and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end of the triumph of high achievements; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory.”  Theodore Roosevelt, April 10, 1899

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ACHIEVEMENT – Success is to be measured not so much by the position that on has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. — Brooker T. Washington

CONFIDENCE – I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he can look up into the heavens and say there is no God. — Abraham Lincoln

COURAGE – Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others. — Winston Churchill.

FRIENDSHIP – I didn’t find my friends; the good God gave them to me.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #286: Coaching; Competitor’s Creed.  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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