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Handout #353: A Father-Son Story . . .; We Need Men

A Father-Son Story

When Lou Little was coaching football at Georgetown, he had a player who was definitely third rate but had so much spirit he was an inspiration to the team.  he rarely saw action except in the last few minutes of a games that was already decided.

One day news came that the boys father had died.  The youngster came to little and said:  “Coach, I want to ask something of you that means an awful lot to me.  I want to start the game against Fordham.  I think that’s what my father would have liked most.”

Little hesitated a moment, then said:  “Okay, son, you’ll start, but you’ll only be in there for a play or two.  You aren’t quite good enough and you know it.”

The boy started the game and played so well Little never took him out.  His play inspired the team to victory.

Back in the locker room, Coach Little embraced the young man and said:  “Son, you were terrific.  You never played that way before . . . what got into you?”

The boy answered:  “Remember how my father and I used to walk around arm-in-arm?  There was something about him that very few people knew – he was totally blind.  This afternoon was the first time my father ever saw me play!”

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We Need Men

We need men . . .

  • who cannot be bought. . .whose word is their bond.
  • who put character above. . .who possess opinions and a will.
  • who are larger than their vocations.
  • who do not hesitate to take chances.
  • who will make no compromise with wrong.
  • who will not lose their individuality in a crowd.
  • who will be as honest in small things as in great things.
  • who will not say they do it “because everybody else does it.”
  • whose ambitions are not contained to their own selfish desires.
  • who give thirty-six inches to the yard and thirty-two quarts to the bushel.
  • who will not have one brand of honesty for business purposes and another for private life.
  • who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as prosperity.
  • who do not believe that shrewdness, sharpness, cunning and long headedness are the best qualities for winning success.
  • who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular, who can say “no” with emphasis, although the rest of the world says “yes.”– California Free Enterprise Association

— California Free Enterprise Association

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When building the staff for his newly conceived computer company, H. Ross Perot hired the best people he could find.  His motto:  “Eagles don’t flockYou have to find them one at a time.”

A profession is a personal thing that man acquires.  It cannot be inherited.  It cannot be bequeathed.  Only he who, having made the acquisition, puts to use the knowledge and skill with all his ability and complete dedication of purpose can be truly called a professional.  – R.E. Onstad

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #353: A Father-Son Story . . .. 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 #210: The Will to Win – – – Victory (Part 2)

The Will to Win – – – Victory (Part 2)

INSPIRATION – A football player has to be inspired.  There must be a challenge, a goal, a person or something that pulls or drives him along.  Without this powerful inner motivation, he will always remain a mediocre ball player.

CONFIDENCE – The great athletes have confidence in themselves, a will or positive attitude which says, “I know I can do it!”  The only way to really build confidence is through summer conditioning, practice on skills, then when the season begins, practice, practice, and more practice.  It doesn’t come any other way.

COMPETITION – A good football player welcomes competition.  Most people do not compete enough – they give up too easily.  They never press on.  If a player is to play to his true potential, he must be willing to put out just a little more.

INTELLIGENCE – All football today requires a considerable amount of intelligence – smartness.  The ability to learn plays well and then apply this knowledge to the proper situation.  A player must study hard, not only football knowledge but in the school classroom as well.  An athlete must keep up his grades.  He should remember his primary interest is education and football is secondary.

LOYALTY – Loyalty is essential to a winning football team.  The Team Player never says anything bad about his teammates or his coaches behind their backs.  The TEAM PLAYER never second guesses the QBack, a teammate or a Coach.

PRIDE – The great athletes have a tremendous desire to excel, the urge to be the best.  They take pride in everything they do – in and out of school – in practice – in the game.  They take great pride in their play.  They hurt when they lose.  Too many athletes are satisfied with fair or good performances, when they could do better with more effort.

An athlete should always be striving for perfection.  He must never be content with mediocrity.  When a coach has players who have real pride in being champions, his team will always be tough to beat.  They will never fold.

We want players to think in terms of winning championships.  We want players who have a burning desire to be GCL Champs – to be #1 – to be the greatest ever Roger Bacon Football team.

The Will to Win – – – Victory – Roger Bacon FBall – Bron Bacevich

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here: Handout #210: The Will to Win — Victory (Part 2). 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: #187: Little Eyes Upon You

Little Eyes Upon You

There are little eyes upon you,

And they’re watching night and day;

There are little ears that quickly

Take in every word you say;

There are little hands all eager

To do anything you do;

And a little boy who’s dreaming

Of the day he’ll be like you.

 

You’re the little fellow’s idol;

You’re the wisest of the wise,

In his little mind about you,

No suspicions ever rise;

He believes in you devoutly

Holds that all you say and do,

He will say and do, in your way

When he’s grown-up like you.

 

There’s a wide-eyed little fellow,

Who believes you’re always right.

And his ears are always open,

And he watches day and night;

You are setting an example

Every day in all you do,

For the little boy who’s waiting

To grow up to be like you.

– author unknown

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout-187: Little Eyes Upon You!!! . 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 #137: Basic Principles about the Nature of Human Beings

 

BASIC PRINCIPLES ABOUT THE NATURE OF HUMAN BEINGS

That all individuals have personal strengths, assets and abilities that are presently unidentified and unused.

That all individuals, no matter what their present situation, have goals and objectives which are personally meaningful to them.

That all individuals, within themselves, have the desire to change and to grow.

That given a creative opportunity to design their own growth situation (learning experience) they will do so with enthusiasm.

That a group is usually necessary to encourage and to reinforce exploration and constructive change.

That it is unnecessary, and in many situations inappropriate, to explore the negative past in order to alter the present and to direct the future.

That emotions sometimes respond to verbal signs and symbols. But, almost always, they respond to action.

That physical, external environment is a critical factor in the process of human behavior.

That meaningful education (behavior change) is a continuous process. It is, by and large, predicted on need and desire, and not on order.

That peers learn best from peers when there is any additional information available in that relationship.

That in order to be successful, one has to associate with other successful people.

That successful people who continue to grow and change, do so by letting go of activities they enjoy and want to continue.

That a person has within himself the ability to establish a meaningful position in a balanced system … and it is not necessary to provide constant external guidance for the selection.

That learning encompasses the ability to recognize and do something about the difference between our present failures and other’s past successes.

         — From “Every Adult is a Gifted Adult” – Wm. B. Sharp

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HENRY FORD – WHETHER YOU THINK YOU CAN OR THINK YOU CAN’T YOU’RE RIGHT.”

EMERSON – THERE IS NO THOUGHT IN ANY MIND, BUT IT QUICKLY TENDS TO CONVERT ITSELF INTO POWER.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #137: Basic Principles about the Nature of Human Beings.   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 #133: Memorable Quotes

MEMORABLE QUOTES …

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points but how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat 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 best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither defeat nor victory. – THEODORE ROOSEVELT

The late Bob Zuppke, head coach at the University of Illinois for 29 years, once said; “The difference between champions and near-champions is the ability to play for something outside of self, in one word, TEAMWORK.” That includes curbing any individual action that would bring team penalty. A sprightly, colorful character, Zuppke left a trail of philosophical utterances, including: “There is art in football. No man can truly be a fine athlete unless he has music in his soul. Without rhythm there is no art, no spontaneity. A good team is art. It is as graceful as a group of dancers. A few people think football is a brutal game. But Brutes can’t play it.” Two of Zup’s best remembered lines are: “Men do their best when they know they are being observed. And; “Never let hope elude you. That is life’s biggest fumble.” – BOB ZUPPKE

George Bernard Shaw – The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.

Ben Franklin – When the well is dry, we know the worth of water.

Someone Said It – Marrying a girl for her looks is like buying a house for its paint.

Overheard – Everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is time enough.

John Barrymore – Paper napkins never return from the laundry, nor love from a trip to the law courts.

St. Alphonsus Liguori – If you pray you will certainly be saved; if you don’t pray you will be lost.

All Coaches Agree – The one quality the boy must bring from home is D-E-S-I-R-E.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #133: Memorable Quotes.   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 #110: Brain Food for Athletes (1)

 

BRAIN FOOD FOR ATHELETES …  

  • There never was a champion who to himself was a good loser.
  • Never sacrifice a principle for a temporary gain.
  • Keep Learning.  Don’t think you know all the answers.
  • Pay special attention to weaknesses and correct them.
  • It takes patience to endure the monotony of repetition.
  • Prefer team victory to personal victory.
  • When you make a mistake be the first to admit.
  • The beginning and the end are always the most important.
  • Every participant should know the rules: the letter and the spirit.
  • Always treat your opponent with respect.
  • Do your best to make yourself and every other team member, squad member the best possible athlete.
  • Talk your sport up and show your enthusiasm… it’s contagious.
  • Don’t ever be caught doing nothing.
  • Courtesy is a habit with the real Sportsman.
  • One good idea put into action is worth a volume stored away in daydreams.
  • Egotism is an anesthetic provided by nature to relieve the pain of being a fool.
  • Your opponent may not be speedy, but he went by you while you were asleep.
  • Victory favors the team making the fewest mistakes.
  • Hustle is the only indispensable quality of a champion.    
  • Leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
  • Every boy has more talent than he will ever develop.
  • Concentrate on what you are doing – then you won’t have time to tense up and worry.
  • Obey training rules for condition, play rules for honor and respect.
  • Set your goals high. If you aim for the gutter, that’s where you’ll end up.
  • Were you meant to be a CHAMP?  Then work.
  • Take a sincere interest in teammates, they will take an interest in you.
  • Think like men of action – act like men of thought.
  • We must taste our own words as they come out, as we taste food that comes in.
  • Success is measured in what the team accomplished, not how you look.
  • They daily degree of recovery from injury depends a lot on the fierce desire of the individual to fight to get well.
  • It’s a funny thing that the “wise guys” always seem to be working for the “dumb guys”.
  • If better is even possible, good is not good enough.

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #110: Brain Food for Athletes (1).  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 # 46: 10 Spiritual Tonics; Words to Live By

  

10 SPRITUAL TONICS

  • STOP WORRYING – WORRY KILLS LIFE.
  • BEGIN EACH DAY WITH A PRAYER – IT WILL ARM YOUR SOUL.
  • CONTROL APPETITE – OVER INDULGENCE CLOGS BODY & MIND.
  • ACCEPT YOUR LIMITATIONS – ALL OF US CAN’T BE GREAT.
  • DON’T ENVY – IT WASTES TIME AND ENERGY.
  •  HAVE FAITH IN PEOPLE – CYNICISM SOURS THE DISPOSITION.
  • FIND A HOBBY – IT WILL RELAX YOUR NERVES.
  • READ A BOOK A WEEK – TO STIMULATE YOUR IMAGINATION AND BROADEN YOUR VIEW.
  • SPEND SOME TIME ALONE – FOR THE PEACE OF SOLITITUDE AND SILENCE.
  • TRY TO WANT WHAT YOU HAVE – INSTEAD OF SPENDING YOUR STRENGTH TRYING TO GET WHAT YOU WANT.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

  • The great man is one who does not lose his child’s heart.
  • Nothing is successful until it is accomplished.
  • You don’t put morale on like a coat. You build it day by day.
  • The best way to get out of a lot of work is to do it right the first time.
  • Orchids are not handed out in any sport for mediocre efforts.
  • Success comes from hanging on after all others have let go.
  • No one can be wrong with man and be right with God.
  • If you are not man enough to lose, stay out of the game.

*** FORGET YOURSELF FOR OTHERS, AND OTHERS WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #46: Spiritual Tonics; Words to Live By.

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 #32: The Commodore’s Prayer; The Will of a Champion

THE COMMODORE’S PRAYER

Lord, Thou Knowest Better than I know myself that I am growing older and will some day be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast wisdom, it seem a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.

Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips on my aches and pains. They are increasing and love of rehearsing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by. I dare not ask for grace enough to enjoy the tales of others’ pains but help me to endure them with patience.

I dare not ask for improved memory but for a growing humility and a lessening cocksureness when my memory seems to clash with the memories of others. Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally I may be mistaken.

Keep me reasonably sweet; I do not want to be a Saint – some of them are so hard to live with – but a sour old person is one of the crown-works of the devil. Give me the ability to see things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And give me, Lord, the grace to tell them so. Amen.

Note: Many people know this prayer, but not its origin. Who wrote it?

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THE WILL OF A CHAMPION… (IN SPORTS OR IN LIFE)

  • You have got to complete – with self, with others – in the classroom, in sports, on the job, in life. You can’t be great without competition. Competition brings out the best in you … Whenever people lack competition, they lack greatness. You have to have the will to keep going when the going gets toughest.
  • You have to be able to think under pressure. Will your mind to think, to make every move, every execution, every step efficient. You have to concentrate on what you are doing in the most trying situation.
  • If you want to be great you have to show will to keep going when under pain, hurt, or agony. Indiana swimming/diving coat – “I have never coached a champion who didn’t have to undergo hurt and pain. What do you do when you are competing and you’re in pain – you pray – “Dear God help me to keep going.” Prayers are answered when they are prayed. You get out of life what you put in.
  • Champions believe that records are made to be broken. They refuse to believe in barriers. They are always thinking – the Olympic Motto: HIGHER – SWIFTER – STRONGER. They will to do the best. They will to do the “impossible.” They are always thinking: HIGHER, SWIFTER, STRONGER.

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #32: The Commodore’s Prayer; The Will of 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 #22: When Things Go Wrong . . .

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG …

The best policy, when things go wrong, is to apply a check rein immediately.  Hold your horses!  Don’t be in a hurry to accuse anybody of anything.  First find out what really happened.  Ask questions calmly, slowly, and methodically – even sympathetically if you are capable of it.  Getting excited and emotional only makes matters worse.

The objective, after all, is not to punish people.  The error has already happened, so what good does punishment do?  Punishment isn’t a good motivator.  It doesn’t make people want to do their best.  All it does is make people duck responsibility for anything that might go wrong in the future.

Ask questionsTake your timeFind out exactly how the mistake happened.  What caused the poor work?  Was it poor instructions, faulty materials, lack of proper training, bad methods?  Or was it a common human failing like lack of attention or concentration?  Don’t force you opinions on the people involvedsee what they think.

If you simply ask, without being furious or critical, people will often step forward and admit their shortcomings.  When they do, that’s good.  It’s the first step toward correcting the situation without bad feelings.  And that is the sensible goal – not punishment, not making people feel guilty or incompetent, but making people want to do better in the future and being sure they know how.

Sometimes you know people have the experience, knowledge and ability to do a better jobBut still they don’t.  In that case, too, don’t just criticize or scold.  Find the reason.  Tell them you know they can do better work.  Ask them what’s wrong.  Find out if there’s anything you can do to help them get straightened out.

Occasionally you can force employees to do better work by bawling them out or somehow threatening them.  But it’s never the best way.  Slow down and think it throughInstead of blowing your stack, be a friendly troubleshooter.  Help them find out what’s wrong.  Be sure they understand the reasons for doing a better job.  And give them a chance to get their resentment – if any – off their chests.

Resist the temptation to criticize hastily.  When people do poor work, ask questions.  Find the reasons.  Then attack the reasons, not the person.

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  • The minute you get the idea you’re indispensable, you aren’t.
  • There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on.
  • Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
  • You can’t keep trouble from coming, but you needn’t give it a chair to sit on.
  • It is defeat that turns bone into flint, it is defeat that turns muscle to gristle, it is defeat that makes men invincible.
  • The reason some men do not succeed is because their wishbone is where their backbone ought to be.
  • A person is about as big as the things that make him angry.

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #22: When Things Go Wrong

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 #20: Keep Fighting; Consistency

Keep Fighting . . .

One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must “Keep Fighting” and adjusting if you hope to survive.

Every day is a fight of some type.  Some are pleasant, some are not.  No matter who you are or what position, you must keep fighting for whatever you desire to achieve.  It doesn’t seem right and it doesn’t seem fair but this is the way life is.

It is a constant struggle of fighting within yourself to be spiritually, mentally and physically strong when you take on the battle of life.

If one is not aware of this contest and expects otherwise, then constant disappointment occurs.  People who fail sometimes do not realize that the simple answer to every day achievement is to Keep Fighting.

It’s challenging and exciting.  The tougher the task, the greater the reward.  The real winners are always in tip top condition and they “hang in there when the going is toughest”.  Losers don’t know why they are losing.

It’s strange, but health, happiness and success depend on the quality of the fighting spirit of each person.

The important thing is not what happens to us in lifebut what we DO about what happens to usSo .. work hard, with total commitment and dedication, and watch the good things happen in your life!

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Consistency . . .

Consistency is the truest measure of performance.  Almost anyone can have a great moment, a great day, or even a good year, but true success is the ability to perform day in and day out, year after year under all kinds of conditions.  Inconsistency will win some of the time; consistency will win most the time.

Consistency requires concentration, determination and concentrated repetition.

To be at your best a all times you must:

  • Take Nothing For Granted.  If you aren’t “up” everyday, something someone will “knock” you down.
  • Take Pride In What You Do.  The things you do well are the thing you enjoy doing.
  • Take Disappointments In Stride.  Don’t brood over failures; learn from them.
  • Take Calculated Risks.  To win some thing, you must be willing to loose something.
  • Be Eager to “Do Over-and-Above To The Call of Duty”.  Condition yourself for the long run.  Those who are tested and ready will succeed.
  • Don’t Take “NO” For An Answer.  You can do what you believe you can do.
  • Enjoy Your “Victories”.  Enjoy and relish your successes, but then move on to the next task, challenges never wait for victory to come.

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MAY YOU HAVE … 

Enough Happiness to keep you sweet,

Enough Trials to keep you strong,

Enough Sorrow to keep you human,

Enough Hope to keep you happy,

Enough Failure to keep you humble,

Enough Success to keep you eager,

Enough Friends to give you comfort,

Enough Wealth to meet your needs,

Enough Enthusiasm to look forward,

Enough Faith to banish depression,

Enough DETERMINATION to make each day better than yesterday.

©  {BCB}

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 For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #20: Keep Fighting; Consistency

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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