As cruel as life might be at times, if you throw in the towel, which is what everyone will expect, then nothing good will happen and your life will fall apart. Be better than that!— Bill Courtney
The most uplifting Bill Courtney quotes to get the best of your day
Coaching doesn’t start with X’s and O’s.
It starts with believing that players win games and coaches win players.
The measure of a man’s character is not determined by how he handles his wins, but how he handles his failures.
You can't be a successful leader or mentor until you have served.
You can't serve until you have stepped out of your comfort zone. And you can't step out of your comfort zone unless you have character and keep your word.
What builds character? It's a commitment to integrity, hard work, honor and keeping your word. All of that comes straight out of the Sigma Nu Creed. The guy who wrote that meant it. The whole idea is to think about those words and make them a part of who you are.
The effectiveness of a leader is best judged by the actions of those he guides.
Internal character: how you behave when no one is watching.
Players win games, and coaches win players.
A leader or mentor gives credit to others when things go right, and accepts the blame when things go wrong.
Serving and attempting to inspire others is a responsibility, not a choice.
Many men beg for a job but have no clue what hard work really means.
We should feel grateful instead of entitled. We have a moral obligation to give back.
In the marathon of life, there is no finish line.
In our community, we have a duty to strengthen the weakest among us to build a better society.
The exponential rewards you receive as a reaction to the service that you give is phenomenal. If everybody understood that you get back in spades what you put in in terms of service, not only will everybody’s lives be more fulfilling – I mean can you imagine a society look like that? I’m Bill Courtney and I share hope.
No matter how many good deeds we preform, they aren’t the ticket to earning God’s favor. God graces us in spite of what we do in this life, not because of.
Approach each new day as a new opportunity to be the person you aspire to be.
Each one of us has a comfort zone. The problem comes when we are unwilling to leave it.
Recognize the remarkable individuals in your life who help you envision a world far beyond yourself.
You think football builds character. It does not. It reveals character.
There is one possession that can never be taken away as long as you will not allow it to be taken, and that is your word.
Every great thing that has been accomplished, and is yet to be accomplished, starts with a dream.
Grace is not something one possesses; instead, grace is something one receives.
A true legacy is established over a lifetime and relates to what a human being does for others, not for himself.
Only by entering new and unfamiliar worlds can a person change society as well as self.
The true measure of a person’s character is how one handles one’s failures, not successes.
Don’t believe in the fate society chose for you. Instead, carve out a new fate for yourself.
Who you are should not be defined by your achievements.
Nothing profound ever happens in your life when you remain in your comfort zone.