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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 #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision . . .; Dedication-Sacrifice-Desire

20 Ways to Avoid a Decision

  1. We tried that before.
  2. We’ve never done it that way before.
  3. I know a fellow who tried it.
  4. We’ve always done it this way.
  5. It’s too radical a change.
  6. We did all right without it.
  7. Our situation is different.
  8. We lack authority to change.
  9. We don’t have the time.
  10. Not enough help.
  11. It costs too much.
  12. It isn’t in the budget.
  13. We’re not ready for that.
  14. Let’s put it in writing.
  15. We should test it first.
  16. A committee should study it first.
  17. Let’s give it more thought.
  18. You’re right, but why now?
  19. Good thought but impractical.
  20. It can’t be done.

WHAT IS YOUR EXCUSE???

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DEDICATION – SACRIFICE – DESIRE

He who won’t be denied will find a way.

It is no disgrace to fail, but to lie there and grunt is.

It is not he that enters upon any career, or starts in any race, he that runs well and perseveringly that gains the plaudits of others or the approval of his own conscience.

Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans.  That the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  — William H. Murray

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  • No horse gets anywhere till he is harnessed.  No stream ever drives anything until it is confined.  No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and DISCIPLINED.
  • Athletic games/contests are generally won by the boys, the athletes with great desire.
  • It ain’t braggin’ if you’ve done it.
  • Everything cometh to him that waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth.
  • I asked of life:  “What have you to offer me?”  And the answer came:  “What have you to give me?”
  • It is impossible to get a toehold on success by acting like a heal.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #340: 20 Ways to Avoid a Decision. 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 #336: Work

Work

The difference between winning and losing, and being the best and being near – best, is practice.  Practice and Hard Work.  Practice doesn’t make perfect.  Perfect practice makes perfect.  And that means – HARD WORK!

When told he was a genius, Paderewski said; “Before I was a genius, I was a drudge.  Nothing worthwhile comes easily, Half effort does not produce half results – it produces no results.  Work, hard work, continuous work is the only way to accomplish great achievements.  Don’t worry about genius.  Don’t worry about being clever.”  Trust to hard work, Ecclesiastes admonished:  “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy power and might.”

It is important to dream.  But it is sublime to dream and work.  Faith is important.  But desire and work are invincible.

There is a nobility about hard work.  Even the weariness it leaves is exhilarating.  Hard work is not hard work at all to the enthusiast.  It is intoxicating.  The privations.  The hardships.  The long days and long nights.  All are worth the price, and the price is worth it – results and success.  To win requires hard work and iron resolution.  And supreme effort and self-sacrifice.  The power of work and the sense of duty brings no greater joy in life.

Life is an unending succession of opportunities.  “I can do it,” never accomplished anything.  “I shall try … I shall work at it … I shall make it happen” – these perform miracles.  Opportunities are seized and vanquished by work.

Work touches the heart with fire.  It instills zeal in life.  It provides purpose and pride.  Men of talent – willing to sacrifice and work – make the discoveries, write the books, produce the arts, win the campaigns, and order the world.  New actions.  New aspirations.  New efforts.  New vision.  All these are due less to genius than to perseverance and determination.  The winner is he who gives himself to his work – body and soul.

“I’m a great believer in luck,” said Thomas Jefferson, and the harder I work, the more luck I have.”  Nothing is really work unless you would prefer doing something else.  Idleness is spiritual sterility.  Man thrives on creative challenge and the passion of achievement and work.

You get in life what you want.  Success depends on how much you want it.  And how much you are willing to dream, plan and work.  High resolve.  Unrelenting effort.  Purposeful direction.  Work – hard work.  And the greatness of these is hard work.

The world is divided into three types:  those who are immovable; those who are movable; and those who move.  Hard work is the mightiest and most powerful force on earth.  Those who move the world are workers – and they have changed the course of history since the dawn of mankind.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #336: Work . . .. 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 #335: Hustle!!! Key to Success

Hustle!!!  Key to Success

Success . . .

. . . Is neither fame, wealth nor power.  Success is seeking, knowing and obeying God.

. . . Is not a matter of luck or genius.  Success depends on adequate preparation, and indomitable determination.

. . . Is not hoping, wishing to reach the “top”, to be somebody; it’s deciding to be successful, then working to get there.

. . . Isn’t what people think I am; it’s what I am.

That’s success!!

Character . . . 

  • Character is what you do when nobody but GOD is watching.
  • Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
  • Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there.

. . . HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

Getting Ahead . . .

GREATNESS:  Greatness is determined by the things you try to do, for the people you try to serve. Great people rejoice in the accomplishments and good fortune of those about them.

LEADERSHIP

Probably the most misunderstood word in our vocabulary today.  Leadership is not personality.  Leadership is not position, nor is leadership endowed to a certain few.

Leadership is that certain something that is “bought” with a price.  Bought with a price that can be paid by anyone, anytime, anywhere, and you are as much a leader as you will ever be because the price you are paying is determining the kind of leader you will be tomorrow.

Everyone has an obligation as well as a privilege of leading in something.  Leadership is based simply on what we do. Leadership is learning to live.

Leadership begins with a simple decision to pay the price and ends the moment you cease to pay it.

The price:  Courage – Determination – Desire – Discipline – Dedication – Faith

FOOTBALL . . .  Football is movement and contact.  Both are vital to winning.  Movement can be helped but if a boy refuses to make contact, there is nothing that I know of to correct it.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #335: Hustle!!! Key to 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 #319: Champion Way

CHAMPION WAY

  • “If muscles were everything, a bull could catch a rabbit.”
  • The best players help others to be the best players.
  • A man in his life is what he is already in his thoughts and desires.
  • Life is like an onion – you peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
  • The best things in life are free  . . . It’s the worst things that are so expensive.
  • We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.  — Helen Keller
  • The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
  • The prime function of the leader is to keep hope alive.
  • “To love what you do and feel that it matters . . . How could anything be more fun?”
  • Any time to going gets, seems easier, better check and see if your going down hill.
  • The art of living is more like wrestling than dance.
  • Motivation is what gets you started, Habit is what keeps you going.
  • No coach or teacher ever won a game by what he knows:  it is what his players have learned that wins.
  • Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
  • GOD did not write solo parts for very many of us.  He expects us to be participants in the great symphony of life.
  • There is a slim line between Discipline and Harassment.  Discipline breeds success.  Harassment breeds contempt.
  • Don’t grumble because you don’t have what you want; be thankful you don’t get what you deserve.
  • True happiness is found in making others happy.
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.  — Joseph Newton
  • The man who is not afraid of failure seldom has to face it.
  • The WILLING and ABLE to play  . . . WILL PLAY.
  • The world needs more warm hearts and fewer hot heads.
  • Men with clinched fists cannot shake hands.

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #319: Champion Way. 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 #306: What is a Competitor?

What is a Competitor?

He plays like every day means the championship.  The guy never gives up.  He’s never beat mentally.  He’s a good player.  He comes through for the team.  He is confident.  He is consistent.  He does his job every day, every play.  Setbacks don’t discourage him.  He’s never satisfied with his performance.  He keeps on going play after play – FULL SPEED.  He runs to death.  You can’t relax for a moment.  He doesn’t play cautious.  He’s aggressive – always on the attack.  He’s more interested in the team than personal glory and winning is the most important goal.

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Believe in yourself!  Believe that you were made to do any task without calling for aid.

Believe, without growing too scornfully proud, that you, as the greatest and least are endowed.

A mind to do thinking, two hands and two eyes are all the equipment God gives to the wise.

Believe in yourself:  you’re divinely designed and perfectly made for the work of mankind.

This truth you must cling through danger and pain; the heights man reached you can also attain.  Believe to the very last hour, for it is true, that whatever you will you’ve been gifted to do.

Believe in yourself and step out unafraid.  By misgivings and doubt be not easily swayed.  You’ve the right to succeed; the precision of skill betokens the great you can earn if you will!

The wisdom of the ages is yours if you’ll read.  BUT you’ve got to believe in yourself to succeed.

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MY CREED

I do not choose to be a common man.  It is my right to be uncommon . . . If I can.  I seek opportunity – not security.  I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the State look after me.  I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fall and to succeed.  I refuse to barter incentive for a dole.  I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the state of calm of — UTOPIA.  I will not trade freedom for beneficence, nor my dignity for a handout.  I will never cower before my master or bend to any threat.  It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefits of my creations, to face the world boldly and say:  “This is what I have done.”

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To Any Athlete:

  • Everything cometh to him that waiteth, so long as he who waiteth worketh like hell while he waiteth.
  • Every accomplishment great or small … starts with the decision … I’ll Try.
  • When you hurry in and out of the locker room you hurry in and out of the big league.  – Pete Rose
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.  If you can dream it, you can become it.
  • Fall down seven times, get up eight!

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #306: What is a Competitor?. 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 #286: Coaching; Competitor’s Credd

Coaching

To me, no coach in America asks a young man to make any sacrifice.

He requests that he do the opposite.  Live clean – come clean – think clean.

That he stop doing all the things that destroy him physically, mentally and morally.

And begin doing all the things that make him keener, finer, and more competent.

Fielding H. Yost, Michigan Head Football Coach – 1901-1926; W 165, L 29

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Competitor’s Creed

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points outs how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweet and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes up short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end of the triumph of high achievements; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory.”  Theodore Roosevelt, April 10, 1899

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ACHIEVEMENT – Success is to be measured not so much by the position that on has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. — Brooker T. Washington

CONFIDENCE – I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he can look up into the heavens and say there is no God. — Abraham Lincoln

COURAGE – Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others. — Winston Churchill.

FRIENDSHIP – I didn’t find my friends; the good God gave them to me.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

© {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #286: Coaching; Competitor’s Creed.  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 #255: Follow Through: Key to Success

Follow Through:  Key to Success

ATTITUDE TECHNIQUE

  1. Make a Commitment.  This is where goal-setting from the realistic perspective begins, and causes each person, and group or team to focus on exactly what is desired.
  2. Set a Target Date.  How many times we all have said we are intending to do something and that we will get around to it sooner or later?  The setting of a target date to achieve each commitment is basic, forcing each of us to move in the right direction.
  3. Assemble the Ingredients.  Each project involves knowledge, people, resources, and other items necessary for success.
  4. Give of Yourself.  This is the most difficult and least understood of the seven steps.  Sacrificial giving is fundamental to the success of any unit of people, and is required in the Attitude Technique.
  5. Visualize Yourself Successful.  Time must actually be set aside to sit quietly and see with imagination exactly what we want to happen.  This technique has been proven repeatedly to be crucial to great success.
  6. BELIEVE that What You are Doing Will Succeed.  When Christ himself was asked by people to be healed, he very often asked them what they thought about it.  The response was, “I believe you can heal me.”  Only then did he tell the cripple to stand up and walk, and his statement was, “Your belief has made you well.”
  7. Expect the Continuation of Positive Results.  Step No. 7 has to be earned by a great deal of working on steps 1-6.  Repeated success brings about the expectation that it will continue, and no one has ever been on a great team or organization that did not expect to win every single game or challenge.
  8. When a group of people come together with a common cause and are willing to give sacrificially over a long period of time, the inevitable result is the birth of a FAMILY.  Our definition of a family is a group of people who perform greater than the apparent ability of its common parts.

When the family begins to emerge, groups begin to rely upon the greatest motivator of all, that is LOVE for one another.

It is important to begin with a proper perspective, and one’s perspective can be either optimistic … pessimistic … or realistic.

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CHARACTER – To me, character, is being able to say “yes” or “No” to the right and wrong things.

©{BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #255: Follow Through: Key to 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 #253: Athlete’s Personal Bulletin Board

Athlete’s Personal Bulletin Board

SUCCESS PRINCIPLES . . .

  1.  Winning is the science of being prepared, leaving nothing undone.  A winner is a player who consciously does everything he can think of to prepare himself as completely as possible.  You have to take pride in your accomplishments in order to accomplish fully.
  2. WORK.  Work is simply a synonym for effort.  A 100% effort is not enough.  The world belongs to those who aim for 120%.  Good things just don’t happen, you have to make them happen.  This means extra effort.
  3. WINNING IS FUN.  Everything one does to make winning more likely is fun.  No man alive is truly alive unless he is accomplishing something worthwhile.  We want athletes who set achievable goals, who so dedicate themselves that they cant be swerved from their goals and who, when they get there, take great pride in having got there.

TEAM SPIRIT – FOOTBALL

You must believe in your coaches and teammates.  Encourage teammates in practice, in the locker room and in games.

Keep in your best possible condition, keep up academically, work with your teammates and you’ll be an inspirational leader.

It takes 11 men to win a game.  Have confidence in yourself and in your teammates.  Make each teammate feel that HE is the most important man on the team.

Praise the block on the end of the score.  PRIDE!  POISE!  DESIRE!

THE COACH . . .

I think that he shall never see,

A coach so good that never he

Does have to worry for his job,

Or try to please the supporting mob

Of fans and students and business men,

Who want the team to win again.

They have a ten-game winning streak

They lose but one – Who is up the creek?

Though they had lost to a better team

It is the coach that’s off the beam!

©{BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #253: Athlete’s Personal Bulletin Board.  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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