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Handout #268: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living . . .

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living . . .

OVERCOMING WORRY . . .

  1. Live in “day-light” compartments.
  2. How to face trouble: (a) Ask yourself, “What is the worse thing that can possibly happen?”; (b) Prepare to accept to worse; (c) Try to improve on the worse.
  3. Remind yourself of the exorbitant price you can pay for worry in terms of your health.

ANALYZING WORRY . . .

  1. Get all the facts.
  2. Weigh all the facts – then come to a decision.
  3. Once a decision is reached, Act!
  4. Write out and answer the following questions:  (a) What is the problem; (b) What are the causes of the problem?; (c) What are the probable solutions; (d) What is the best solution?

BREAK THE WORRY HABIT – BEFORE IT BREAKS YOU!

  1. Keep busy.
  2. Don’t fuss about trifles.
  3. Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.
  4. Cooperate with the inevitable.
  5. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more.
  6. Don’t worry about the past.

DON’T WORRY ABOUT CRITICISM

  1. Remember that unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment.
  2. Do the very best you can.
  3. Analyze your own mistakes and criticize yourself.

CULTIVATE A MENTAL ATTITUDE that will bring you peace and happiness.

  1. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope.
  2. Never try to get even with your enemies.
  3. Expect ingratitude.
  4. Count your blessings – not your troubles.
  5. Try to profit from your losses.
  6. Create happiness for others.

THE PERFECT WAY TO CONQUER WORRY . . .

  1. PRAY!

PREVENT FATIGUE AND WORRY AND KEEP YOUR ENERGY AND SPIRITS HIGH . . .

  1. Rest before you get tired.
  2. Learn to relax at your work.
  3. If you run a household, protect your health and appearance by relaxing at home.
  4. Apply these four good working habits:  (a) Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.  (b) Do things in the order of their importance.  (c) When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.  (d) Learn to organize, deputize and supervise.
  5. Put enthusiasm into your work.
  6. Don’t worry about insomnia.

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DETERMINATION – O Lord, Thou givest us everything, at the Price of Effort.  Leonardo Da Vinci

PRAYER – God warms his hands at man’s heart when he prays.  John Mansfield

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #268: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. 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 #251: The Untapped 25 Percent

The Untapped 25 Percent

No matter how strong, how big or how fast an athlete is, he is not going to succeed or be consistent unless he is in excellent physical condition.

God has given each of us a wonderful body.  This is a fact that almost every athlete will accept without question.  However, an equally accurate statement, but one which most athletes fail to wholeheartedly believe, is that this wonderful body, this great creation, can never be developed to it’s capacity, its potential.   Persons who make their living in the field of physical development realize the truth of this statement, but they pinpoint the reluctance of athletes to accept it by citing the following figures:  most persons develop their bodies to approximately 20% capacity, some to 50%, a very few to 75%, and only the champions to a higher degree.  If we can prove to our athletes the importance of surpassing the 75% mark, and help them reach that goal, we will have achieved our purpose.

The conclusion is this.  If a man takes care of himself, whether he is a high school, college, or professional athlete, or whether he has a weight problem or not, he would be a much more effective athlete.

This brings up another point:  physical condition is a relative matter.  It is important to be in good physical condition, but it is even more important to be in better physical condition than your opponent.

In short, there are no easy ways to attain this good conditioning, but one can take heart by recalling that only a few athletes develop the body to the 75% mark.  There is plenty of room for an athlete to be in better physical condition than his opponent.  All he has to do is PAY THE PRICE IN A DEDICATED EFFORT.

You win games during the season, by what you do in the off season.  Behind every great athlete is a record of dedicated off season conditioning.

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  • It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn’t.
  • The man who never does more than what he gets paid for . . . seldom gets paid . . . more than he does.
  • Facts that are not frankly faced have a bad habit of stabbing us in the back.
  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #251: The Untapped 25 Percent. 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 #230: Everyday Fitness

Everyday Fitness

Your good health and physical fitness is largely your responsibility.  You owe it to yourself, to your teammates, and your coaches to be in tip top condition at all times.  Good health is easily maintained.  Simply follow these simple GOOD HELATH and FITNESS SUGGESTIONS:

  1. Get at least nine hours of regular sleep every night.  The more you get before midnight, the more beneficial.  Your body grows and makes necessary repairs during sleeping hours.
  2. Take time to eat a good, hearty breakfast each morning.  This is as FBall players’ (athlete’s) most important meal.  Eat balanced meals – plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Listen to Mom.
  3. Brush your teeth every morning and evening.  Wash your hands and face and comb your hair at least that many times plus every time you need it.
  4. Drink plenty of liquids.  Maintain regular bowel movements.
  5. Use only your own towels.  Keep them clean.  Dry yourself thoroughly after showering – especially in between your toes and your crotch.
  6. Take a warm shower with soap, followed by a quick cold one after every practice or game.  Make certain your head is ry before going out in cold weather.  IN cold weather, always wear something for your head.
  7. Change your clothes, socks, shoes, everyday when possible.
  8. Be conscious of good posture while playing, sitting or walking.
  9. DON’T neglect a simple cold.  Get plenty of rest and treat it at the first symptom.
  10. Injuries.  MOST INJURIES CAN BE AVOIDED.  If you sustain an injury make sure you work at getting well.  Treatment and proper attention will usually cut recovery time in half.  DON’T keep these things to yourself – TELL your coach.

REMEMBER:  If you are going to be a champion athlete, you must work, play, and live like a champion.  THERE IS NO OYTHER WAY!

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DON’T FEAR CRITICISM

The galleries are full of critics.  They play no ball.  They fight no fights.  They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the football field are the doers.  They make mistakes because they attempt many things.

The young man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure.  He is the one who never tries anything.  He is the brake on the wheel of progress.

And yet, it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes because the biggest mistake he makes is teh very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things.

YOU WILL BE A BETTER MAN FOR HAVING PLAYED FOOTBALL AS A BOY.

bron bacevich – rb – 1979

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #230: Everyday Fitness. 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 #227: I Will Persist . . .; How to: Have Willpower that Won’t Quit; Try Smiling . . .

Handout #227:  I Will Persist . . .; How to:  Have Willpower that Won’t Quit; Try Smiling . . .

I Will Persist  . . .

I will persist until I succeed.  I was not delivered into this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.

I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.

I am a SPARTAN and I refuse to talk, or walk, with sheep.

The slaughterhouse of failures is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.

—  Unknown

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How to:  Have Willpower that Won’t Quit

  1. Honestly examine your attitude about taking care of your body – while you are taking a long hard look in the mirror – and ask God’s help in changing it.
  2. Begin to think of the disciplines you need as gifts, not self-imposed torture.  Your ability to stick with an exercise program or anything else depends on a positive approach.
  3. Envision the new self you hope to create being born little by little every day.  Each day is a new beginning, a birth-day.
  4. Use the support of scripture to keep your attitude on a positive track.  Remember that promise in Mark 9:23. “All things are possible to him that believeth.”
  5. Keep a simple progress record – a “thank-you list” of all the “gifts” you’ve given yourself.  You’ll be surprised and encouraged by your own generosity.

Michelangelo felt that there was an angle trapped and waiting inside every block of marble he carved.  There’s an “angel” trapped in each of us, too.  All we have to do is set it free.

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Try Smiling . . .

When the weather suits you not, Try Smiling.

When the coffee isn’t hot, Try Smiling.

When you’re neighbors don’t do right, or your relatives all fight, sure ’tis hard, but then you might, Try Smiling.

Doesn’t change a thing, of course – Just Smiling.

But it cannot make them worse – Just Smiling.

And it seems to help your case, brightens up a gloomy place, then it sort o’ rests your face – Just Smiling.

— Unknown

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #227: I will Persist; How to: Have Willpower that Won’t Quit; Try Smiling. 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 #180: Living with Pride

LIVING WITH PRIDE

JESUS always followed what most interested the people. He talked about the lessons found in everyday life. You can be sure He would find many lessons in American sports. He taught all the qualities that make for good sports: DISCIPLINECourageHEALTHCleanlinessMENTAL AWARENESSand the rest. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

QUALITY isn’t something that can be promised into an athlete. It must be put there. If it isn’t there, the finest sales talk in the world won’t act as a substitute. C. G. Campbell

Every man has three characters:  That which he exhibits – That which he has, – and – That which he thinks he has. Alphonse Kerr

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  • To cultivate KINDESS is a valuable part of the business of life.
  • A favor is that kindly deed … beyond a friendly smile.
  • Last night our High School Band played Beethoven. Beethoven lost.
  • The important thing in life is not what belongs to us, BUT what we belong to.
  • You must like people for what they are not because they are the sort of people you like.
  • We are all equal, in that we are all different.
  • You can judge a leader by the size of problems he tackles — People nearly always pick a problem their own size, and ignore or leave to others the bigger or smaller-ones.
  • No group of men can ever be whipped if they hang together and refuse to be beaten.
  • Without Ambition and Enthusiasm for your work …. The parade will pass you by.
  • If you ask for yourself what you deny others, you’re asking is a mockery.
  • If you’re looking for Love, bring a little with you.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #180: Living with Pride. 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 #169: If You Want to be Enthusiastic . . . You’ve Got to be in Shape . . .

 

If You Want to be Enthusiastic . . . You’ve Got to be in Shape . . .

If you want to be enthusiastic, you’ve got to be in shape.  Physically, you’ve got to build your body up.  How can you be enthusiastic if you’re feeling down?  You’ve got to get up on your legs; you’ve got to jog and walk and build those legs up.  Lift some weights, men, and feel the strength come in your back.  Build your body up and watch how your zeal and zest for life grows.

One great physiologist put it this way; fitness is the ability to do more.  I train every day and I think the hour that I spend training is the most important hour that I’ve got.  I eat better, I sleep better, I feel better.  I’ve got so much more energy to go with.

Fitness is part of my religious philosophy.  When the bible says present your body as a living sacrifice, I think it means to keep yourself in shape; get that heart beating; get those lungs going; straighten your back and watch how your love of life grows and watch how your attitude about life changes.  Do you know that America and the dream of democracy was conceived by activists . . . by people who were out in the fields working?  They were the people who’d go to Washington and make the decisions of activists.  You lose your aggressive sense of masculinity and you lose the thing that made democracy if you’re not active.  I can’t prove this.  All I can say is get physically strong and watch how it changes your whole point of view on life.  If you want to be enthusiastic, you’ve got to be in shape.

Now, number two, you’ve got to love what you’re doing, you’ve got to love it.  You can’t be great if you don’t love your work.  I think of the guy playing the violin in the orchestra.  The conductor stopped because this guy had a grimace of pain on his face.  He said, “Sir, why do you look in such misery?”  And the guy yelled back, “I don’t like music, I hate it.”  Well how can you be great if you don’t like what you are doing?

They caught Jim Ryun at six o’clock in the morning after he’d just finished running ten miles.  They said how can you do this fifty weeks a year, one hundred and fifty miles a week?  How can you keep your enthusiasm?  And this six foot one inch tremendous guy – what an inspiration to young people he is – looked at the reporters and said, “I love to run, I love to run.”

Let me tell you, you’ve got to really love to run to run one hundred fifty miles a week.  When Roger Bannister hit the tape after the first four minute mile in history, they clambered around him and asked why he kept going through all the disappointing months, the failures at the Olympics, those thousands of hours working . . . why?  And this articulate doctor (told) said to the reporters, “Do you know what it is to feel that you’re conquering gravity, to know that you’re doing something no one else has ever done, to break a record that no man has ever set, do you know the thrill of that?  I love it.”

—  by Bob Richards, Olympic Champion – Decathlon

What makes a Champion?    How will you measure up?    What are your Goals?

Roger Bacon – bcb – August, ‘78

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #169: If you want to be Enthusiastic . . . You’ve got to be in Shape. 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 #70: Guard Your Health; Winning Words

 

Today I am posting my 70th Handout!  It is also my Dad’s (Bernie Bacevich) 70th Birthday and my oldest son’s 12th birthday.  Happy 70th Dad, I love you!  You have taught me so much through the years, and I am SO very thankful.  I am sure much of what you have taught me you learned through Grandpa (Coach Bacevich) and so many of those values and life lessons are contained in these Handouts!  How neat that I am posting the 70th Handout on your 70th Birthday.  I am hopeful I do as good of a job passing these onto Blake & Brady.  Happy Birthday also to Blake, I love you!  It is so special that Blake and my Dad share a birthday and my youngest son (Brady) and my Grandpa share a birthday! 

 

GUARD YOUR HEALTH …

Mom & Dad, “Take Care Of Yourself.  We Need You.”  Love, Your Kids

 

WINNING WORDS

  • The right attitude and one arm will beat the wrong attitude and two arms every time.
  • Ambition is an idol, on whose wing great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
  • If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
  • Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills. – Confucius
  • You live only once – if you do it right once is enough.
  • The saddest words of Tongue or pen are these sad words, … It might have been.
  • We accomplish in proportion to what we attempt.
  • Most anything in life is easier to get into than out of.
  • The person who gets ahead is the one who does more than is necessary and keeps on doing it.
  • After all is said and done, there’s a lot more said than done.
  • Excuses are like belly buttons: everybody has one.
  • If everything is going your way, you are probably heading in the wrong direction.
  • MACHO does not prove MUCHO.
  • Some men are bigger, faster, stronger and smarter then others – but not a single man has a corner on DREAMS, DESIRE, or AMBITION. – Duffy Daugherty
  • Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are???
  • DON’T BE LITTLE … BE BIG!!!
  • The time to have second “second thoughts” is before you make decisions, not after.
  • People are not EXCELLENT because they achieve great things – they achieve great things because they choose to be EXCELLENT.
  • There is no EASY WAY.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #70: Guard Your Health; Winning Words

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 #15: Resolutions . . .

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #15 Resolutions

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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RESOLUTIONS …

No one will get out of this world alive.  So, resolve therefore in the year to maintain a sense of values.

Take care of yourself.  Good health is everyone’s major source of wealth.  Without it, happiness is almost impossible.  Resolve to be cheerful and helpful.  Avoid angry, abrasive persons.  They are generally vengeful.  Avoid zealots.  They are humor less.  Resolve to listen more and talk less.  No one every learns anything by talking.  Be leery of giving advice.  Wise men don’t need it, and fools won’t heed it.

Resolve to be tender to the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the wrong.

Sometimes in life you will have been all of these.  Do not equate money with success.  There are many successful money-makers who are miserable failures as human beings.  What counts most about success is how a man achieves.

Resolve to love, next year, someone you didn’t love this year.  Love is the most enriching ingredient of life.

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LEADERSHIP … Leaders have two important characteristics:  first they are going somewhere;  second they are able to persuade other people to do with them.

LIFE … Three of the most difficult things in life are to keep a secret, forget and injury, and make good use of leisure time. 

If there’s on thing we should let others find out for themselves, it’s how great we are.

DREAMS … Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.  Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go,  life is a barren field frozen with snow.  Langston Hughes

FAITH …  We shall be made truly wise if we be made content; content, too, not only with what we can understand, but content with what we do not understand – the habit of mind which theologians call, and rightly, faith in God.  Charles Kingsley

WISDOM …  The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity.   George Bernard Shaw  

LIFE …  Every man’s life is a plan of God.  Brother Juniper

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #15 Resolutions

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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