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Handout #330: Quotes Worth Quoting

Quotes Worth Quoting

We need to think more about earning money and less about making it. – Lewis Wiznitzi

If the blond lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear. – Mark Twain

Be noble in every thought and every deed.  – Longfellow

If you ain’t going all the way, why go at all. – Joe Nameth

Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. – Shakespeare

Small men avoid challenges; Big men meet them. – Kingsley

Reputation may not entertain, but it teaches.

What sets off a champion from his adversaries in any activity is his ability to combine the maximum of concentration with the optimum of relaxation, so that he is fully alert but never tense.  – Sidney J. Harris

A successful man is one who has tried, not cried, who has worked, not dogged:  who has shouldered responsibility, not evaded it; who has gotten under the burden instead of standing off, looking on and giving advise.  – Elbert Hubbard

Nature has everywhere written her protest against idleness; Everything which ceases to struggle, which remains inactive, rapidly deteriorates.  It is the struggle toward an ideal, the constant effort to get higher and further, which develops manhood and character.  – Alfred A. Montapert

Leadership is action, not position.  – Donald McGannon

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.  – Miguel DeCervantes

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.  – James H. Boren

Always remember that there is a law of compensation which operates just as infallibly as gravitation, and that victory goes as last where it ought to, and that this is just as true of individuals as of nations.  – William Feather

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #330: Quotes Worth Quoting. 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 #329: How to Tell a Winner from a Loser

How to Tell a Winner from a Loser

(Reprinted by permission of Sidney J. Harris and Publishers Newspaper Syndicate)

A WINNER says “Let’s find out, a loser says, Nobody knows.”  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 credits his “good luck” for winning – even though it isn’t good luck; a loser blames his “bad luck” for losing – even though it isn’t bad luck.

A WINNER knows how and when to say “Yes” and “No”; a loser says, “Yes, but” and “perhaps not” at the wrong times for wrong reasons.

A WINNER isn’t nearly afraid of losing as a loser is secretly afraid of winning.

A WINNER works harder than a loser, and has more time; a loser is always “Too Busy” to do what is necessary.

A WINNER goes through a problem; a loser goes around it, and never gets past it.

A WINNER makes commitments, a loser makes promises.

A WINNER shows he is sorry by making up for it; a loser says “I’m sorry“, but does the same thing next time.

A WINNER knows what to fight for, and what t o compromise on; a loser compromises on whet he shouldn’t and fights for what isn’t worthwhile fighting about.

A WINNER says, “I’m good, but not as good as I ought to be”, a loser says “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.”

A WINNER listens, a loser just waits until it is his turn to talk.

A WINNER would rather be admired than liked, although he would prefer both; a loser would rather be liked than admired, and willing to pay the price of mild contempt for it.

A WINNER feels strong enough to be gentle, a loser is never gentle – He is either weak or pettily tyrannous by turns.

A WINNER explains; a loser explains away.

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 his armor.

A WINNER feels responsible for more than his job; a loser says, “I only work here.”

A WINNER says, “There ought to be a better way to do it”, a loser says, “That’s the way it’s always been done here.”

A WINNER paces himself; a loser has only two speeds:  hysterical and lethargic.

STOP!   THINK!   REFLECT!   HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP??

WITH BURNING DESIRE TO EXCEL, WITH DEDICATED EFFORT AND THE COURAGE TO TRY – YOU TOO CAN BE A W I N N E R.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #329: How to Tell a Winner from a Loser. 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 #328: Good Coach-Manager-Leader. . .

Good Coach-Manager-Leader

  1. Have Compassion – For players, people
  2. Have will to be fair
  3. Do not disintegrate under pressure
  4. Ability to look into tomorrow.

“Ability is God’s gift to man . . . Achievement is man’s gift to God.”

Motivated People:

  1. Are self-starters
  2. Accept accountability
  3. Are goal-oriented
  4. Pursue excellence
  5. Are P-H-D’s (Pride-Hustle-Desire)
  6. Never pass the buck

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Strength Program – Why?

You have to understand that football (any contact sport) is played from the chin up.  If the boy has confidence in his strength, he will be a winner.  He will have a good image of himself and will believe in your program.

The kids have to understand that the strength program is the name of the game.  Be convinced of this and you are going to win.  Too many coaches believe that they win in the season of play.  The winning coaches believe that winning begins to take place in the off season.

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Evaluating Athletes

  1. Is the kid honest?  Is he telling the truth.  Tell the kids – under no circumstance are they to lie to the coaches.
  2. Are you totally committed?  If the kids are not committed, you have no chance of winning.
  3. Do they care about us, the program, or do they care only about themselves?  There is no room for a selfish player.  There is no “I” and “Me” on a winning team.  Players should think:  “BIG TEAM”; “LITTLE ME.”

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Coaching:

You can’t teach all the football (or any sport) you know.  The real test of coaching is whether or not the kids that you’re coaching know what you’re teaching – and – whether you have imparted that to them so that they can execute successfully on the field.

BELIEVE – With decent talent if a coach is close to his players, believes in what he is doing – is honest and forthright with his players – gets the same thing back from his players and the game is played with tremendous enthusiasm. WILL WIN.

What is greater work than to direct the minds and form the character of the young.

I hold with certainty that no painter, nor sculptor, nor any other artist does such excellent work as he molds the minds and character of youth.

Now – Doesn’t this make you proud of your involvement with youth sports?

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #328: Good Coach-Manager-Leader . . . . 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 #327: The Art of Being Gracious

The Art of Being Gracious

Everyone would like to be a gracious person.  Graciousness is a precious attribute of most of the things we yearn for – admiration, respect, love and happiness.  It is a mistake to think that one is born with this attribute.  It is an acquired trait, as readily acquired as good manners, which constitute a very important part of it.  But unlike most arts one does not need to have a special talent for it.  Only the sincere desire to be gracious – plus thoughtfulness and practice – are required.

The key to the art is the Golden Rule – applied so consistently that it becomes natural.  It is a matter of treating others the you would like to be treated – not because it is the diplomatic thing to do but because you want to treat them that way.

The art of being gracious is developed by doing kind things – and sometimes difficult things – in the kindest way, until such behavior becomes characteristic of you.  And how rewarding such a grace can be!  Wordsworth declared that such little, shameless, unremembered acts of kindness add up to the best portion of a good man’s life.

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The “We” in Medicine

For many yearsKenneth Roberts was a staff writer for the Saturday Evening Post.  In one of his pieces he told of watching s well-known surgeon preparing for a complex operation.  As he went through the laborious preparation for it – scrubbing for the allotted time and being helped into cap and rubber gloves – he seemed confident but a little tense.  Asked if he was “all set” he answered. “Almost,” and bowed his head for a moment.  Then calm and relaxed, he led the way to the operating room.  During the operation his hand never faltered.

“Afterwards,” said Roberts, “I told him I was a bit surprised by his praying before he went in.  I thought that a surgeon relied solely on his own ability.”  “A surgeon is only human,” the doctor answered.  “He can’t work miracles by himself.  I am certain science couldn’t have advanced as far as it has were it not for something stronger than mere man.  “You see,” the surgeon continued, “I feel so close to God when I am operating that I don’t know where my skill leaves off and His begins.”

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  • If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how men would believe, and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown?  But every night comes ou these enjoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • It is funny peculiar, or funny ha-ha?  — John Hay
  • We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.  — George Bernard Shaw
  • Beware the furry of the patient man.  — John Bryden
  • A man, Sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.  — Samuel Johnson

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #327: The Art of Being Gracious. 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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