Seize The Day!

Seize the Day

(Photo by Paul Hayes)
(Photo by Paul Hayes)

There are lots of inspiring quotes from great historical leaders. I came across one years ago that I have on the wall outside the door to my office.  It gives me daily motivation and reminds me of the responsibilities I carry forward.  Another is placed for our players to see as they exit our locker room.  It inspires our team throughout OTAs, Camp, and the season. I hope it gives you and your team the same inspiration:

“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is important, because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever leaving in its place something I have traded for it. I want it to be a gain, not a loss; good, not evil; success, not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for it…a day of my life.”

Little reminders matter, and reinforcing themes of teamwork, purpose, and sacrifice are daily reminders of who we want to be as teammates, and who we aspire to be as a team. These quotes remind us of our team’s culture, our role, and our privilege to earn a place on this team and carry forth its legacy.

What reminds you to be a worthy teammate in your team, club, job, or family?

Find a quote, an image, or another reminder to reinforce the culture you aspire to be part of and set out each day with a reminder to be your very best!

Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at and share with your colleagues and friends. Thanks for your time!

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