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Handout #72: Press On; Dedication – Sacrafice – Desire; Losing-Quitting



Nothing in the world can take the place of PERSISTENCE.  Talent will not; Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  GENIUS will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  EDUCATION will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  PERSISTENCE and DETERMINATION alone are OMNIPOTENT.



  • Pay no attention to what the critics say.  A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
  • It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
  • Fire your gun, then get ready to fire again, instead of talking about the first shot.
  • FREEDOM must be constantly won and re-won.  It cannot survive unless those who cherish freedom are prepared to nourish, to live by, defend and develop it.



Mr. Meant To – has a comrade and his name is Didn’t – Do, have you ever met them?  Did they ever call on you?  These two fellows live together in the house of Never Win – AND – I am told that it is haunted by the Ghost of COULD – HAVE – BEEN.


  • There’s no thrill in easy sailing, when the skies are clear and blue.  There’s no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do.  BUT there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you couldn’t make!
  • Too many fellows think they can push themselves forward by patting themselves on the back.
  • EXPERIENCE is a wonderful thing.  It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
  • A parrot talks too much but flies little.
  • If you are made of the right stuff, a hard fall results in a high bounce.
  • Too many of us conduct our lives on the cafeteria plan: self-service only.
  • The best eraser in the world is a good night’s sleep.


© {BCB}


For a .pdf file of this original Coach Bacevich Handout, click here:  Handout #72: Press On; Dedication * Sacrafice * Desire; Losing-Quitting 

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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