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Handout #351: Are You a Minute Miser???

Are You a Minute Miser???

Once there was a man, who, in his lifetime:

  • finished college in less than three years;
  • studied law and was admitted to the bar at 24;
  • designed one of the nation’s leading universities and the capital building of his state;
  • originated the decimal system for US money;
  • introduced crop rotation and terracing to the United States;
  • seriously studied natural history, Latin, Greek, Italian, French, German, Anglo-Saxon, Mathematics, History, Geography, Civics, Economics, and Philosophy;
  • was a state legislator, governor, minister to France, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President of the U.S.;
  • created the public school system in his state;
  • became president of a university;
  • established the U.S. Military Academy, designed uniforms;
  • wrote rules of parliamentary procedure for the Senate;
  • fought for the government that made the U.S. a democratic republic, not one ruled by aristocracy; and
  • designed, built his house, was father of six children.

Yet this man, THOMAS JEFFERSON, had in each of his days the same 24 hours we have in each of ours.

While we can’t plan to match Jefferson’s accomplishments, we do know there are ways of saving some of those 1,440 brand new minutes given us each day.  “Minute Misers” suggest studying our daily routine, questioning the use of our time.

For instance, we can save minutes by getting up when we open our eyes instead of lingering in bed.  Can we combine some of our morning routines?  Do we plan each day’s work?  Activities?  Do we seek to do “extra”?  Do we know what we want to accomplish?

Do we always have something to do when we get unexpected spare minutes, as when we are waiting for someone?

The experts tell us to chart our use of time for a week.  Those who have done this are surprised at the minutes they save.  We might be able to join the “minute misers” and add profitable hours to each day.

**WHERE WE STAND IS NOT HALF AS IMPORTANT AS THE DIRECTION WE ARE MOVING**

Roger Bacon Football – Bron Bacevich

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #351: Are You a Minute Miser???. 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 #350: Winning – Success

Winning – Success

THE RULES FOR SUCCESS

  1. Find your own particular talent.
  2. Be Big.
  3. Be Honest.
  4. Live with Enthusiasm.
  5. Don’t let you possessions possess you.
  6. Don’t worry about your problems.
  7. Look up to people when you can – down to no one.
  8. Don’t cling to the past.
  9. Assume your full share of responsibility in the world.
  10. Strive to be happy.

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REFEREES

I think that I shall never see a satisfactory referee.

About whose head a halo shines, Whose merits rate reporters lines.  One who calls them as they are and not as I should wish, by far.

A gent who’ll sting the coach who yaps, from Siwash Hi to Old Millsaps.

Poems are made by fools like me but only God could referee. — Walt Fudjak, Jr.

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  • TRUE SUCCESS IS OVERCOMING THE FEAR OF BEING UNSUCCESSFUL.
  • If you don’t have some HUMOR with pressure, pressure will win.
  • SUCCESS COMES IN CANS, NOT CAN’TS.
  • There is no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue.  There is no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. BUT there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take.  When you reach a destination that you thought you couldn’t make.

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SECOND BEST

There’s plenty of praise for the fellow that wins, and the one who’s always in the lead; But little is said for the one left behind, Who tried, but didn’t succeed.

Not for him the acclaim, though the effort’s the same, and his courage was equally as great.  He ran a good race, but somehow the pace made him only a minute too late.

He tries once again, his courage still high, running steadily, always the same.  This pace all through life, in peace or in strife, makes a winner in spite of the name.

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VINCE LOMBARDI

I don’t say these things because I believe in the ‘brute’ nature of man or that man must be brutalized top be combative.

I believe in God, and I believe in human decency.  I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour – his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – VICTORIOUS.

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  • The most important ingredient in your gym bag is your ATTITUDE.
  • He who has HEART has HOPE, and he who has HOPE has everything.  – Arabian Proverb
  • NEVER – NEVER – NEVER – NEVER GIVE UP. — Winston Churchill

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #350: Winning – Success. 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 #349: What Makes a Champion???

What Makes a Champion???

The thing that makes a champion is obvious enough: It isn’t any mystic prestidigitator’s stuff.

It’s nothing more than giving to whatever be the chore, The power that is in you – and a small scintilla more. It isn’t any wizardry, it’s not a magic gift; It’s merely lifting honestly the load you have to lift; Or, in the game you’re playing, it is using all you store Or grit and nerve and energy – and a trifle more.

The thing that makes a champion is simple, plain and clear; It’s never being “almost”, “just about”, or “pretty near”, It’s summoning the utmost from your spirit’s inner core and giving every bit of it – and just a little more.

“That little more-how much it is”. As deep and wide and far As that enormous emptiness from molehill to a star, The gulf between the earthbound and the eagles as they soar, The champions who give their best – and one iota more.

— Unknown

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It’s Up to You!

God gave you this day to do just what you would.  You can throw it away . . . or do some good.  You can make someone happy, or make someone sad.  What have you done with the day that you had?

God gave it to you to do just as you would.  You could do what is wicked, or do what is good.  You can hand out a smile, or just give ’em a frown, You can lift someone up, or push someone down.

You can lighten some load, or some progress impede, You can look for a rose, or just gather some weed.  What did you do with your beautiful day?

God gave it to you, did you throw it away?

— Unknown

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Brain Food for Athletes

  • There never was a champion who to himself was a good loser.
  • The beginning and the end are always the most important.
  • Every participant should know the rules: the letter and the spirit.
  • Never sacrifice a principle for a temporary gain.
  • Prefer team victory to personal victory.
  • When you make a mistake, be the first to admit it.
  • Always treat your opponent with respect.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #349: What Makes 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 #348: Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead

To use all of your courage to force yourself to concentrate on the problem at hand, to think of it deeply and constantly, to study it from all angles and to plan.

To have a high and sustained determination to put over what you plan to accomplish, not if circumstances be favorable to its accomplishment, but in spite of all adverse circumstances which may arise . . . and nothing worthwhile has ever been accomplished without some obstacles to overcome.

To refuse to believe that there are any circumstances sufficiently strong to defeat you in the accomplishment of your purpose.

Gen. Douglas MacArthur – There is no security in this life, only opportunity.

Danish Proverb – He who would leap high must take a long run.

BIG SHOTS are usually LITTLE SHOTS who kept shooting.

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EXPERIENCE is a wonderful thing.  It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

There are two kinds of people in the world-those who are always getting ready to do something, and those who go ahead and do it.  — Albert Hubbard

The best eraser in the world is a good night’s sleep.  Try it!!

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ENTHUSIASM – AMBITION – Y-O-U are the fellow who has to decide whether you’ll do it or toss it aside.  Y-O-U are the fellow who makes up your mind whether you’ll lead or linger behind.  Whether you’ll try for the goal that’s afar or be contented to stay where you are.  Take it or leave it.  Here’s something to do, just think it over it’s all up to you.

THREE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS TO DO IN LIFE are to keep a secret, forget an injury AND make a good use of your leisure time.

THE PERSON WHO GETS AHEAD is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.  How about you?

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DR. VICTOR FRANKI – HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR:  The reason so many people are unhappy today and are seeking help to cope with life is that they fail to understand what human existence is all about.  Until we recognize that life is not just something to be enjoyed, but rather is a task that each of us is assigned, we’ll never find meaning in our lives and never truly be happy.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #348: Getting Ahead. 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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