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Handout #347: How Do You Measure a Man?

How Do You Measure a Man?

What can we use when we measure a man?  What can we use for the test?  It isn’t a yardstick, it isn’t a scale, for size does not make him the best.

It isn’t the kind of job that he holds, nor the money he has in the bank, nor his college degrees, nor the clothes that he wears, nor the titles, position, nor rank.

The measure that counts, that makes him a MAN, is the way that he wears with his friends; It’s the kindness he shows, the pleasures he shares, And the unselfish service he lends.

It’s his everyday living, the interest he takes, in his day-to-day dealings with others; His desire to help, his love of mankind, that sets him apart from his brothers.

He doesn’t seek honors, he doesn’t seek fame.  His friendliness isn’t a plan; just the way that he lives, passes all of the tests, that we use when we measure a MAN.

— John Waters

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Life’s Weaving

  1. My life is but a weaving between my God and me.  I may not choose the colors.  He knows what they should be.  For he can view the pattern upon the upper side, while I can see it only, on this, the under side.
  2. Sometimes he weaves in sorrow, which seems so strange to me.  But I will trust His judgment and work on faithfully.  Tis He who fills the shuttle.  He knows just what is best.  So I will weave in earnest and leave with Him the rest.
  3. At least when life in ended, with Him I shall abide.  Then I view the pattern upon the upper side.  Then I shall know the reason why pain, with joy entwined, was woven in the fabric of life that God-Designed.  — Unknown

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Someone Said It — Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #347: How Do You Measure 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 #346: How Do You Act When The Pressure’s On?

How Do You Act When The Pressure’s On?

How do you act when the pressure’s on,

When the chance for victory’s almost gone,

When fortune’s star has refused to shine,

When the ball is on your five yard line?

How do you act when the goin’s rough,

Does your spirit lag when breaks are tough?

Or, is there in you a flame that glows

brighter and fiercer as the battle grows?

How hard, how long, will you fight the foe?

That’s what the world would like to know!

Cowards can fight when they’re abut ahead;

The up-hill grind shows a thoroughbred!

You wish for success? . . then tell me, son,

HOW DO YOU ACT WHEN THE PRESSURE’S ON?

—  J. Fred Lawton, 1947

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #346: How Do You Act When the Pressure’s On?. 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 #345:: Achieving Success . . . The Same Principles Apply

Achieving Success . . . The Same Principles Apply

After reviewing my athletic career, spiced with five years experience of operating my own business, I can offer the following guidelines to achieving success in both sports and the business world, because the same principles apply.

First of all, you need to have both long-range goals and short-range goals.  In my case, the long-range goal was to play pro football.  But in order to do this, I had to have short-term goals such as increasing my agility, putting on weight, building strength, and being competitive enough to get a college scholarship.  In college, I had the same basic goals, along with the development of self-discipline and making my grades.  After attaining my goal of becoming a professional ball player, I set new goals – becoming an All-Pro and winning a Super Bowl.

The next ingredient in my formula for success is dedication.  This includes rigorous self-discipline, consistent hard work, and maintaining a strict routine.  With the right attitude of dedication, you can make every day profitable toward achieving the big goal.

Of course, to be successful, one must have good ability which is God-given.  Our creator designs each of us with specific talents, but then we have the choice to develop our potential or not.  A winner will choose to make the most of his assets and even over compensate for areas of weakness.

To be successful, one must have experience.  In my case, I played in five unsuccessful seasons with the Cowboys before finally starting to win.  Each losing season gave me some valuable experience which finally contributed to the winning seasons.

The final attribute I wish to list for that of a winner is self-confidence.  There is a saying, “A chain is as string as its weakest link.”  Lack of confidence could be the weak link in the chain, so one must believe in oneself in order to achieve success.  Self-confidence comes from learning your own strengths and weaknesses.  Through much experience in competing, one arrives at this knowledge.  Then one can build up weak areas and focus on the strong ones.

— Bob Lilly, NFL Defensive Tackle

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #345: Achieving Success . . . The Same Principles Apply. 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 #344: Now Hear This . . .; Success: What is it?

Now Hear This . . .; Success:  What is it?

Everyday Success Pointers

  1. Can’t – means won’t try.
  2. Your mind is the place where all progress begins and ends.
  3. To every difficulty, there is a solution.
  4. To discover a weakness is the beginning of strength.
  5. Your goal becomes your potential worth.
  6. Whatever you focus your attention upon, you give strength to.
  7. Nothing is impossible for a willing mind.
  8. Genius is to take the complicated and make it simple.
  9. We can change our lives by merely changing our attitudes.
  10. To lose your fighting spirit is to lose all.
  11. If you meet someone without a smile – give him yours . . . It costs nothing but will pay rich dividends.
  12. Some people make things happen, some wait for things to happen – and then there are those who say . . . what happened?
  • This is the foundation of success.  In order to achieve success, work becomes your food, your breath, your entertainment and your life.  I like to keep in mind that the only place “Success” comes before work is in the dictionary.  Thomas E. Wilson.
  • The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well; and doing well whatever you do, without a thought of fame.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Success is a journey; rather than a destination.  It’s episodic.  Success is not money.  It’s doing something worthwhile.  And for me that means helping people.  I tell my son, that almost at any cost try to be your own person.  If you’re going into business, be willing to go into it three or four times.  I realize that many people aren’t able to change their situation because of family or financial reasons.  And maybe they are the heroes.  But we perhaps have more freedom than we exercise.  You have to decide what things bring you joy, not what other people expect you to enjoy.  Then try figuring a way you can repeat and enlarge those moments.  Nelson Boswell, Author.
  • Success is full of promise till men get it; and then it is a last-year’s nest from which the birds have flown.  Henry Ward Beecher
  • I think we have failed as human beings if we go through life undefeated.  How can we appreciate winning if we haven’t lost?  A guy has to win ’em all.  That’s what the are saying today.  I think that’s wrong.  How are you going to know how to be happy if you have never been sad?  Richard “Digger” Phelps – Notre Dame Head Basketball Coach

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If you are too busy to pray, you are too busy.

One of the most important ingredients in a recipe for speech making is plenty of shortening.

REPUTATION is precious, but CHARACTER is priceless.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #344: Now Hear This…; Success: What is it?. 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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