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Handout #48: I Pledge . . .

 

I PLEDGE

  • I NOW PLEDGE THAT ONE OF THE GREATEST POWERS IN THE WORLD IS THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE.
  • I WANT TO BE SMART.  MISINFORMED PEOPLE GO THROUGH THEIR LIVES MISSING SO MANY REWARDS THAT COULD BE THEIRS.
  • I WILL LEARN THE BASIC SKILLS AND BE AN EXPERT IN THEM.
  • I WILL READ BOOKS ON THE SUBJECTS THAT INTEREST ME MOST.  BUT I WILL ALSO READ BOOKS AND ARTICLES ON OTHER SUBJECTS TO BROADEN MY AWARENESS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD AROUND ME.
  •  I WILL DISCUSS AT DINNER TIME WHAT I HAVE LEARNED OR QUESTIONED AT SCHOOL.
  • I WILL STUDY THE IDEAS AND DREAMS OF OUR HISTORY TO SEE HOW THEY CAN HELP ME TODAY.
  • I WILL SET ASIDE SOME TIME EACH DAY TO THINK ABOUT MY FUTURE, TO DISCUSS IT WITH PEOPLE I RESPECT AND TO WORK ON ACCUMULATING THE KNOWLEDGE THAT CAN GUARANTEE THAT FUTURE.
  • I PLEDGE THIS TO THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND ARE TRYING TO HELP ME SUCCEED.  MORE IMPORTANTLY, I PLEDGE IT TO MYSELF.

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PRAYER

Oh, Lord, I thank you for the privilege and gift of living in a world filled with beauty and excitement and variety.

I thank you for the gift of loving and being loved, for the friendliness and understanding and beauty of the animals on the farm and in the forests and marshes, for the green of the trees, the sound of a waterfall, the darting beauty of the trout in the brook.

I thank you for the delights of music and children, of other men’s thoughts and conversation and their books to read by the fireside or in bed with the rain falling on the roof or the snow blowing past outside the window.

– Louis Bromfield

 ©  {BCB}

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For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:   Handout #48: I Pledge . . .

 

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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