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Handout #301: Winners and Losers, How Do You Measure Up?

Winners and Losers, How Do You Measure Up?

  • When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”; when a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.”
  • A winner isn’t nearly as afraid of losing as a loser is secretly afraid of winning.
  • A winner goes through a problem – a loser goes around it, and never gets past it.
  • A winner knows what to fight for, and what to compromise on; a loser compromises on what he shouldn’t and fights for what isn’t worthwhile fighting about.
  • A winner feels strong enough to be gentle; a loser is never gentle – he is either weak or pettily tyrannous by turns.
  • A winner respects those who are superior to him, and tries to learn something from them; a loser resents those who are superior to him, and tries to find chinks in their armor.
  • A loser becomes bitter when he’s behind, and careless when he’s ahead; a winner keeps his equilibrium no matter which position he happens to find himself in.
  • A loser smolders with unexpressed resentment at bad treatment, and revenges himself by doing worse; a winner freely expresses resentment at bad treatment, discharges his feelings, and then forgets it.
  • A winner knows how much he still has to learn, even when he is considered an expert by others; a loser wants to be considered an expert by others before he has even learned enough to know how little he knows.
  • A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
  • A winner knows when the price of winning comes too high; a loser is overly eager to win what he cannot handle or keep.
  • A loser is envious of winners and contemptuous of other losers; a winner judges others only by how well they live up to their own capacities, not by some external scale of worldly success.
  • A winner acts the same toward those who can be helpful, and those who can be of no help; a loser fawns on the powerful and snubs the weak.
  • A winner isn’t afraid to leave the road when he doesn’t agree with the direction it’s taking; a loser follows “the middle of the road” no matter where the road is growing.
  • A winner is not afraid to contradict himself when faced with a contradictory situation; a loser is more concerned with being consistent than with being right.
  • A winner’s saving grace is the ability to laugh at himself without demeaning himself; a loser privately deprecates himself and therefore cannot publicly afford to laugh at himself.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #301: Winners and Losers, How Do You Measure Up?. 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 #300: Commitment to Excellence

Commitment to Excellence

  • If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
  • Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. – Thomas A. Edison
  • The secret of success is consistency of purpose.  – Benjamin Disraeli
  • Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.
  • EFFICIENCY – The right man in the right place at the right time doing the right thing in the right way.
  • The measure of success is not whether you have a problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.
  • Throw away all ambitions beyond that of doing the days work well.  The travelers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for tomorrow.  Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition.
  • Doing little things with strong desire to please God makes them great. – St Francis De Sales
  • All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than every single lovely action.
  • In Zig Ziglar’s book, See You at the Top, he points out that over 90 percent of our education is directed at acquiring facts and figures, with less than 10 percent of our education aimed at our attitudes.  Simply stated, we are spending 90 percent of our educational time and dollars developing that part of us which is responsible for l15 percent of our success.  We spend 10 percent of our time and finances developing that part of us which is responsible for 85 percent of our success, and the majority of that 10 percent comes from our athletic programs,  Athletics should be an integral part of the school curriculum and can play a very important part of development of our youth.

BE – ACT – THINK – BIG

ENTHUSIASM —- AMBITION – Some fellas stay right in the rut while others head with the throng.  All men may be born equal – BUT they don’t stay that way long.  There is many a man with gallant air, goes galloping to the frey; But the valuable man is the man who’s there when the smoke has cleared away.  Some say “I don’t get nuthin’ out of life” but when their whines begin – We often can remind them that they ‘Don’t put nuthin’ in.”

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #300: Commitment to Excellence. 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 #299: Parent’s Code

Parent’s Code

Parents should remember:

  • Children have more need of example than criticism.
  • Make athletic participation for your child and others a positive experience.
  • Attempt to relieve the pressure of competition, not to increase it.
  • A child is easily affected by outside influences.
  • Be kind to your child’s coach and to officials.  The coach is a volunteer giving of personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child.  The coach is providing valuable community service often without reward other than the personal satisfaction of having served the community.
  • The opponents are necessary friends.  Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Applaud good plays by your team and by members of the other team.

Between the exuberance of the winner and the disappointment of the loser, we find a person called a referee.  All of them follow the same creed to watch every move of every player and to call the game to the best of his/her ability.

  • Do not openly question his/her judgment and never the honesty.
  • Accept the results of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship.
  • Accept the results of each game.  Encourage the child to: (a) be gracious in victory; and (b) turn defeat to victory by working towards improvements.

Parental evaluation carries a great deal of weight with the pre-adolescent. The attitude shown by parents at games towards the child, the opposing team, the officials and the coach influences the child’s values and behavior in sports.

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Teamwork

It’s all very well to have courage and skill and its fine to be counted a star, but the single deed with it’s touch of thrill doesn’t tell us the man you are; for there’s no lone hand in the game we play, we must work to a bigger scheme, and the thing that counts in the world today is how do you pull with the team?

They may sound your praise and may call you great, they may single you out for fame, but you must work with your running mate or never you’ll win the game. For never the work of life is done by the man with a selfish dream, for the battle is lost or the battle is won by the spirit of the team.

You may think it’s fine to be praised for skill. But a greater thing to do is to set your mind and your will on the goal that’s just in view; it’s helping your fellow man to score when his chances hopeless seem, it’s forgetting self till the game is o’er and fighting for the team.

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Family – Friends . . .

  • MAN is that foolish creature who tries to get even with his enemies – and ahead of his – FRIENDS.
  • Make new friends but keep the old:  the old are silver, the latter gold.
  • Be kind.  Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  • The time to make FRIENDS is before you need them.
  • Let parents bequeath to children not riches, but the spirit of Reverence.
  • Good family life is never an accident – but – always an achievement by those who share it.
  • The mother’s heart is the child’s school room.
  • Do unto others as if others were you.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #299: Parent’s Code; Teamwork. 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 #298: The Quality Athlete; Abraham Lincoln’s Creed

THE QUALITY ATHLETE . . .

HE IS LOYAL, IS HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND HAS INTEGRITY.

HE IS ENTHUSIASTIC AND EXERCISES INITIATIVE.

HE HAS A WILLING SPIRIT AND WILL NEVER GIVE UP.

HE HAS HEART – THE COURAGE TO OVERCOME ODDS, TO FIGHT BACK.

HE HAS NORMAL FEARS – BUT STICKS IT OUT AND FIGHTS.

HE IS VERSATILE – HE CAN DO MORE THAN ONE THING WELL.

HE IS A TEAM PLAYER – HE UNDERSTANDS THE NEED FOR DISCIPLINE.

HE PROMPTLY AND EAGERLY ASSUMES THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEADERSHIP – BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD – BOTH IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL.

HE ALWAYS PLACES HIS FAMILY, HIS SCHOOL, HIS TEAM, BEFORE SELF.

HE HAS CONFIDENCE IN BEING AT HIS BEST WHEN THE GOING IS TOUGHEST.

HE HAS THE DETERMINATION, THE DEDICATION, AND THE PRIDE TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.

HE HATES MEDIOCRITY, HE STRIVES TO BE PERSONABLE, HE HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.

HE IS A CHRISTIAN GENTLEMEN * HE ALWAYS REMEMBERS TO SHOW AND EXPRESS HIS GRATITUDE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE HELPED HIM ALONG THE WAY.

HE IS THE KIND OF KID THAT MAKES COACHING A VERY SPECIAL PLEASURE.

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S CREED … I believe in God, the almighty Ruler of nations, our great and good and merciful Maker, our Father in heaven, who notes the fall of a sparrow and numbers the hairs on our heads. I recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proved by all history that those nations are blessed whose God is Lord. I believe that the will of God prevails. Without him, all human reliance is vain. With that assistance I cannot fail. I have a solemn vow registered in heaven to finish the work I am in, in full view of my responsibility to my God, with malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives me to see the right. – Complied by William E. Barton.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #298: The Quality Athlete; Abraham Lincoln’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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