THINGS TO PAY ATTENTION TO:
- DROOM – Don’t Run Out Of Money
- Bigger Isn’t Better – Better Is Better
- Do It Right the First Time
- PPPPP – Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance
- Only Do Business With People You Like and Trust
- You Can Always Make a Living Doing Something You Love; but You Can’t Always Love What You Do to Make a Living
- To Solve a Computer Problem You Need a Teenager
- Just Because You Say It Doesn’t Make It So
- Just Because It Has Always Been Done (That Way) Doesn’t Mean It’s Right (or Still Right Today)
- You Know What You Know, You May Even Know What You Don’t Know, but It Is What You Don’t Know That You Don’t Know That Will Get You Every Time
- The Secrets are just as simple: CARE!
- MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WORDS become ACTIONS …
ACTIONS become CHARACTER …
CHARACTER is EVERYTHING
“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.“
“People ask me why I coach. My answer is a simple one. ‘Because I Can.‘”
– Harvey Rubin
“Strength. Courage. Determination.“
– The Rooster (as taught on the mountain top in New Hampshire 1992)
“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
“We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
“We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
“We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
“These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stock room. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or not.
“Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they aren’t going to be around forever.
“Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
“Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
“Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
“Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
“AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.“
– George Carlin
He has achieved success
who has lived well,
laughed often, and loved much;
enjoyed the trust of
the respect of intelligent men and
the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it
whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others and
given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.
SUCCESS by Bessie Anderson Stanley
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.“
– Henry David Thoreau
We would like to make a statement on the matter of rules, compliance and the actions of others that have caused many to take issue with AAU basketball in the macro, which is why we are eschewing identification with aau and referring to the genre as Grassroots, and with a team or coach in the micro: Not only do we know the rules (both the letter and spirit) we wholeheartedly pledge/endeavor/mandate ourselves to follow them without fail every day that ends in a “y.” We maintain a higher standard for ourselves than others expect of us. In all matters, we live by the Golden Rule in addition to Rules #1 and 2.