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Handout #313: How To Succeed By Trying

HOW TO SUCCEED BY TRYING

LEARN:

The VIRTUE of HUMILITY!

The TRUE VALUE of TIME!

The TRUE MEANING of FAITH!

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SUCCESS – is not a matter of luck or of genius.  Success depends on adequate preparation and indomitable determination.

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QUALITY is never an accident.  It is always the result of – Intelligent Effort.  There must be a will to produce a Superior player or team.

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THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A HELPING HAND IS AT THE END OF YOUR ARM.

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ACCENT IS ON BRAINS – You can get along in life with a wooden leg, but you can’t do very well with a wooden head.

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Proper training is a major necessity for an athlete to become a success.  He should never be satisfied with himself, thus he becomes better as time goes on!

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By PROPER EFFORT – We can make the future – anything we want it to be!

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The man who wins may have been counted out several times – but he did not hear the Referee.

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QUITTING – One thing worse than a quitter – is one who is afraid to start.

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GOD gives us talent – But it is for man to make it work.

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The real satisfaction in Victory – is knowing that you have paid the price in effort.

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Behind each Champion are endless hours of individual effort.

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It’s what you learn after you know it all – that really counts.

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It is very easy to be ordinary.  But it takes COURAGE and HARD WORK to EXCEL.

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If you are content with the best you have done, you will never do the best you can do.

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THE HARDER THE CONFLICT, THE MORE GLORIOUS THE VICTORY!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #313: How to Succeed By Trying. 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 #312: An Admirable Man . . .

An Admirable Man . . .

If a man is honest with others and with himself . . .

If he receives gratefully and gives quietly . . .

If he is gentle enough to feel and strong enough to show his feelings.

If he is slow to see the faults of others, but quick to discover their goodness . . .

If he is cheerful in difficult times and modest in success . . .

If he does his best to be true to his beliefs . . .

THEN

He is truly AN ADMIRABLE MAN.

Now, then – How Do You Measure Up?

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GRAMMAR . . .

Live in the active voice, rather than in the passive.  Think more about what you make happen than what is happening to you.

Live in the indicative mood, rather than in the subjunctive.  Be concerned with things as they are, rather than as they might be.

Live in the present tense, facing the duty at hand without regret for the past or worry over the future.

Live in the singular number, caring more for the approval of your own conscience than for the applause of the crowd.

— The Treasure Chest

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SPIRITUAL MATURITY

Spiritual maturity begins when we realize that we are God’s guests in this world.  We are not householders, but pilgrims; not landlords, tenants; not owners, but guests.  — Father Sylvester

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WHAT LIFE IS . . .

Life is a race.  Don’t whimper if the track is rough and the goal is distant.  One day you shall reach it.

Life is a voyage.  Don’t complain if the storms batter the hull or the winds batter to shreds the sails.  One day you shall come to your haven.

Life is growth.  Don’t find fault if the seed lies smothered and submerged in the dark earth before it blooms and blossoms.  One day you shall have your harvest.

Life is a pilgrimage.  Don’t falter on the road through self-pity because stones cut your feet and leave your blood on the trail.  One day you will come to Immanuel’s land.

The God who through the boundless sky guides the flight of the sparrow, who builds the blind bird’s nest, will see to it that in his good time you shall arrive.

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HALLMARKS OF TRUE LOVE . . .

  1. A genuine interest in the other person and all that he or she says and does.
  2. A community of tastes, ideals, and standards with no serious clashes.
  3. A greater happiness in the being with the other person than with any other.
  4. A real unhappiness when the other person is absent.
  5. A great feeling of comradeship.
  6. A willingness to give and take.
  7. A pride in the other person when comparisons are made.

— The Treasure Chest

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GIFTS

  • To your enemy, forgiveness.
  • To your opponent, tolerance.
  • To a friend, your heart.
  • To a customer, service.
  • To all men, charity.
  • To every child, a good example.
  • To yourself, RESPECT.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #312: An Admirable 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 #311: How to be a Champion?

How to be a Champion?

  1. Exude a surplus of confidence around your competitors and self at all times, but don’t be unsportsmanlike.
  2. Help your competitors at all times.  After all, you might make a friend out of him.
  3. STUDY – STUDY – STUDY
  4. Question anyone you meet about his technique, how he trained, how to correct your troubles.
  5. Compete as often as possible to get experience; don’t compete for medals, but for fun and companionship.
  6. Don’t let yourself think about competing for second place, you came here to win.
  7. Set a concrete goal for yourself, even if you think it’s impossible.  Nothing is impossible for a man with faith.
  8. Be determined, irrespective of your size, shape, training state, equipment or conditions.
  9. Always take the blame yourself for failure, study each failure with greater intensity than your success, you never learn anything when you win.
  10. Control your emotions at all times in competition, it can completely destroy your timing and coordination.
  11. Be critical, objective and open-minded at all times.
  12. Don’t drink or smoke at any time, the real champion would never do it and the others seldom do it.
  13. Tell your coach what your problems seem to be and rely upon him to help you solve the difficulty.
  14. Study the physiology of training, the psychology of your competitors and EXPERIMENT ALL THE TIME.

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Beauty is like the surf that never ceases, Beauty is like the night that never dies.  Beauty is like a forest pool, where peace is, and a recurrent waning plant lies.  — Struthers Burt

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #311: How to be a Champion?. 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 #310: What is a Winner?

What is a Winner?

Congratulations to the St. Xavier Bombers who won the D1 Football State Championship!  My son Blake played a key role in the game, and I am so proud of him!  This group of boys came together among much adversity to become winners!  As this handout describes “Winners”, so as they have become!  Life memories and life changing!

What is a Winner . . .

A winner is coachable.   A loser thinks he has nothing to learn.

A winner values the game and his part in it.  A loser sees the game only as a means of being the center of attention.

A winner is not easily depressed; or, if so, not for long.  A loser stays depressed over very minor things.

A winner looks eagerly towards success.  A loser is frightened of it.

A winner is willing to express himself even though the words may not come out just right.  A loser is afraid to express himself.

A winner knows that he must keep trying, taking a chance; and possibly failing; which means being hurt.  He is not afraid to say, “I cared enough to want this.”  A loser never makes a total effort, and, thus, can rationalize any loss by saying, “I didn’t really try.  I didn’t really care.”

A winner may become physically and mentally exhausted, but continues to work hard from beginning to end.  A loser lacks psychological endurance under stress.  He gives up easily in practice and in competition.

A winner is willing to look at himself critically.  A loser is not capable of using self-evaluation.

A winner knows clearly, in his conscience, right from wrong.  A loser’s conscience is not well developed.

A winner recognizes that pain is part of the game; and makes no excuses for why he is not playing well.  A loser uses the pain as an excuse for not playing well.

A winner accepts bad breaks as part of the game; realizes that, in the long run, they affect almost everyone equally; and forgets them.  A loser feels that he is the sole victim of a bad break, and thinks there is a large conspiracy against his well doing.  He will remember what he thinks to be unfair treatment indefinitely indefinitely, and continue to use it as an excuse.

A winner has long range goals, and works towards them.  A loser lacks the drive towards an objective.

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As you read these principles, keep in ind that a great dealing of thinking behind them did not come from a champion of athlete or famous coach.  These thoughts were not the work of a minister or philosopher.  They came from a woman faced with imminent personal tragedy.  It makes the courage and the poise possessed by the rest of us seem pretty small.

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The Will to Win is important BUT the Will to Prepare to win, is more important. . .

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #310: What a Winner Is . . .. 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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