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Handout #354: Make Today a Great Day

Make Today a Great Day

  • Man loves company even if it is that of a small candle.
  • Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
  • There is no such thing as a non-working mother.
  • Love, Honor and Negotiate.
  • Three of the most difficult things in life are:  (i) to keep a secret; (ii) to forget an injury; and (iii) too make good use of leisure time.
  • If there’s one thing we should let others find out for themselves, it’s how great we are.
  • You only live onceif you do it right, once is enough!
  • The problems of yesterday can become the opportunities of today for the victories of tomorrow.  The failures of yesterday can become the lessons of today for the achievement of tomorrow.  The difficulties of yesterday can become the strength of today for the triumphs of tomorrow.
  • It takes a lot of boy to go one step more; but after he does, he realizes that he can and even more – that he is a man.
  • Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
  • No coach or teacher ever won a game by what he knows; it’s what his players have learned that wins.
  • A student is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lighted.
  • DEFEAT may serve as well as VICTORY to shake the soul and let the glory out.
  • I will get ready, and then perhaps my chance will come.  – Lincoln
  • Almost any difficulty will move in the face of honesty.
  • A man rarely succeeds at anything unless he has fun doing it.


May You Have . . .

enough happiness to make you sweet;

enough trials to keep you strong;

enough sorrow to keep you human;

enough hope to keep you happy;

enough failure to make you humble;

enough success to keep you eager;

enough friends to give you comfort;

enough faith and courage in yourself, your work, and your country to banish depression;

enough wealth to meet your needs;

enough determination to make each day better than yesterday.



Every change in human attitude must come through internal understanding and acceptance.  Man is the only known creature who can reshape and remold himself by altering his attitude.

© {BCB}


For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #354: Make Today a Great Day. 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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