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Handout #293: It’s All Up to You . . .

It’s All Up to You . . .

  • There is a big difference between wanting to and willing to.
  • Counting time is not so important as making time count.
  • Love you enemies; it will drive them crazy.
  • Happy is the person who can laugh at himself.  He will never cease to be amused.
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.
  • The biggest sin in life is wasting time.
  • Do the very best you can with what you have.
  • If you know it, show it.
  • Have faith in God.
  • Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
  • A person who is enthusiastic soon has enthusiastic followers.
  • He who would leap high must take a long run.
  • A friend is a present you give yourself.
  • When you help someone up a hill, you’ll find yourself close to the top too.
  • What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
  • The important thing is this:  To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could be.
  • Before strongly desiring anything, we should look carefully into the happiness of its owner.
  • Fall down seven times, get up eight.
  • Size isn’t everything.  The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
  • Enthusiasm in your work is half the battle won.
  • If there’s one thing we should let others find out for themselves, it’s how great we are.
  • The person who gets ahead is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.
  • Big shots are usually little shots who kept on shooting.
  • We do not remember days, we remember moments.
  • The best way to better our lot is to do a lot better.
  • If good men were only better, would wicked men be so bad?

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PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I humbly beg for Thy Divine blessings, graces and favors.  I ask complete obedience to Thy Divine will, as Thou will me to be and not as I will to be.  May my love of Thee, Heavenly Father, be multiplied a trillion times, more than anyone else who has ever loved Thee.  I ask for wisdom and knowledge, so that I may be more worthy of Thy Divine graces.  I ask Thee, Heavenly Father, for thy Divine blessings, of Thy boundless love and Holiness, so that I may be a more effective instrument of Thy Holy hand, in doing the work Thou hast chosen for me in serving Thee.

I belong to You, and You alone, Oh lord, body, soul, heart and mind, my complete being.

Thank you, Father.  Amen

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #293: It’s All Up to You. 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 #292: Coach- Take My Son and Make Him a Man

Coach- Take my Son and Make him a Man . . .

Dear Coach:

My son will come to you today and wants to try out for your team. It is going to be sort of strange and new to him for a while, and I wish you would sort of treat him gently, but make him a man.

You see, up to now he’s been King of the Roost. He’s been boss of our backyard. His mother has always been near to soothe and repair his feelings. but now, things are going to be different, coach, for today he will start out on a great new adventure. It is an adventure that will probably include defeat and tragedy and sorrow within his soul. But I believe this is the best road for him to travel if he is to become a man.

So, Coach, I wish you would sort of look after him. Teach him the things that he must know. Be firm when you must, but gentle as you can. He will have to learn, I know, that playing sports is for a favored few; for the really strong and tough; for those who like and take it rough.

In your world of sport, he will see that all men are not just, that all men are not true, but teach him to play fair and try to win is the thing he must strive to do.  He must learn it is far more honorable to fail with a good try rather than to cheat or lie.

Teach him to stand up to those who would be tough, but to be gentle and have compassion for those of misfortune who have had life rough.

Teach him, if you can, Coach, that for every defeat someday there will be a victory, that for every loss there will be a win, and with each win, there will come a new friend.

Let him learn early that to make an excuse will only result in self abuse, and that those who talk a lot usually put themselves on the spot.

Teach him, if you can, Coach, how to laugh when he’s sad. Teach him there is no shame in tears. Teach him there can be glory in failure and despair in success.

Treat him gently if you can.  He’s a little young to play like a man. But don’t coddle him because only the test of fire makes a fine steel. Let him have the courage to be impatient.  Let him have the patience to be brave.

Teach him not to be ordinary, that it takes courage to excel, and that he must excel.

Let him know that it is better to wear out than to rust out.

Teach him to associate himself with men of good quality for the protection of his reputation; for is better to be alone than in bad company.

He must know that when he is through improving, he is through.

Try to teach him to thank God every morning when he gets up that he has something to do that day which must be done, whether he likes it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do his best will breed in himself temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle man will never know.

He must learn to do his best at everything he attempts because a job poorly done stands as witness against the man who did it.

Teach him how to be humble if he wins and how to be a winner without winning; for he must understand that only one comes in first, but that every one is a winner if he has done his very best.

Teach him how to have faith in himself, in all that he does; because he will always have faith in mankind.

You must always teach him, for I am prejudice for him much more than you. Teach me to know when to help him up when he is down; when to leave him alone when he is low and on his own when he must get up and go.

I know this is a lot to ask, but I know it is possible because there were coaches in my past, so, when he comes to you today, offer him your hand and try to make him an athlete, but first a man.

Sincerely,

A Father

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Famous Sports Quotes

  • Consider for a moment what we achieve from athletics – the sheer fun of playing – the building of a healthy and alert mind – stamina, courage, unselfishness and, most importantly, perhaps – the will to win.  – Robert Kennedy
  • The stories of past courage cannot supply courage itself.  For this each man must look into his own soul.  – John F. Kennedy
  • Only the man himself really knows his own limits.  And he’s no athlete unless he pushes himself to the limit.  – Anonymous
  • Either do not attempt at all, or go through with it.  Ovid
  • Good luck is a lazy man’s estimate of a worker’s success. – Anonymous
  • Behind bad luck comes good luck.  – Gypsy Proverb
  • Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.  Eddie Rickenbacker
  • Many receive advice, but only the wise profit from it.  – Anonymous

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #292: Coach- Take My Son and Make Him 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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Handout #291: Famous Quotes

Famous Quotes

  • The love of humanity as such is mitigated by violent dislike of the next door neighbor.  Alfred N. Whitehead
  • GOD’S gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • What you bring away from the Bible depends to some extent on what you carry to it.  Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.  John Erskine
  • Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.  Andre Maurois
  • Do not think it is wasted time to submit yourself to any influence which may bring upon you any noble feeling.  John Ruskin
  • Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.  Maltbie D. Babcock
  • There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple, and useful life.  Booker T. Washington
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.  Joseph Fort Newton
  • “Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.  Amos Bronson Alcott
  • I could tell where the lamplighter was by the trail he left behind him.  Harry Lauder
  • It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.  Agnes Reppler

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #291: Famous Quotes.  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 #290: Thoughts for Any Occasion

THOUGHTS FOR ANY OCCASION

The Hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

LORD, Thou madest us for thyself – and we find no rest ‘till we find rest in thee. – St. Augustine

TROUBLE – We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intensions fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on GOD. – St. Francis De Sales

WHAT IS TAKES TO BUILD A LIFE

  • It takes a lot of patience, and GOD – to build a life.
  • It takes a lot of courage to meet the stress and strife of life.
  • It takes a lot of loving to make the wrong come right.
  • It takes a lot of patience, and GOD – To build a life.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

  • A great athlete (person) is known by the way he treats those who are less 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.
  • SINCERITY – INDUSTRY – LOYALTY – Thrive in a school destined to produce CHAMPIONS.
  • Grant us Grace Almighty Father, so to pray as to deserve to be heard.
  • Give what you have to someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
  • When a man’s pursuit gradually makes his face shine and grow handsome, be sure it is a worthy one.
  • The Pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; The Optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty.
  • DEDICATION … To a purpose that never wavers – resolution – this is the basic principle in the life of every truly great person.
  • The MOTHER’S heart is the child’s schoolroom.
  • Mental Freshness and Staleness have not met.
  • IT’S NOT SO MUCH WHAT WE KNOW, AS HOW WELL WE USE WHAT WE KNOW!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #290: Thoughts for any Occasion.  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 #289: Promise Yourself

PROMISE YOURSELF

  • To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • To make all your friends feel that there is something good in them.
  • To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
  • To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.
  • To be enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
  • To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
  • To were a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
  • To give so much time to time improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

– Optimist International

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DEDICATION – An ardent desire to improve… Eager and willing to put in extra effort, concentration on a skill or technique until perfected … diligently working to improve on weaknesses so that they eventually become the strongest assets … The joy of living comes from immersion in something that we know to be better, more enduring, and worthier than we are.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #289: Promise Yourself.  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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