class

Win with grace, lose with dignity

home run

The concept is simple and it is what I tell my players after every game before we go through the handshake line. Win with grace, lose with dignity. A video just surfaced on earlier today from @b757fo_jim and @cut4 of two friends, and they were friends first…but these two friends just happen to be facing each other in a baseball game where the winner gets the chance to move on to the state ch ...[Read More]

Class by Ann Landers

Class by Ann Landers

Class Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident.  It can handle whatever comes along.   Class has a sense of humor. It knows that a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations. Class never makes excuses. It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes. Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.  Class bespeaks ...[Read More]

Those shoes

Those shoes

The book is titled “Those Shoes”, by Maribeth Boelts and it is a favorite of all three of my boys.  The premise is simple, a young boy wants to have the coolest shoes in school, but his grandma cannot afford them.  He schemes and plots and finally gets a pair that are too small, but were all that he could afford.  After a few days of wearing too small shoes, he notices that his friend ...[Read More]

Whether You Think You Can Or You Can’t You’re Probably Right

mindset

If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think that you dare not, you don’t; If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t, It’s almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose; you’ve lost; For out in the world you’ll find Success begins with a fellow’s will. It’s all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are; ...[Read More]

Alex “No Big Deal”

rock climbing

Alex Honnold, known as Alex “no big deal,” to his friends, is the best professional athlete that you have never heard of.  He is a revolutionary in his sport.  He has accomplished tasks that make your palms sweat just hearing about, and your pulse race when you watch.  This video is from a 60 Minutes story in 2011. When I watch this video I take away a few key items. Humility is a lost ...[Read More]

What is Class?

class

Class never runs scared.  It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge that you can meet life head-on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it.  Esau didn’t.  Symbolically, we can look to Jacob’s wrestling match with the angel.  Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal “angel” and won a victory that marks them thereafter. Class never makes excuses ...[Read More]