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NEVER LOSE THE -FIGHT!~WITHIN YOU!
May 15, 2018
The best leaders operate in four dimensions: vision, reality, ethics, and courage. - Peter Koestenbaum, Philosopher, quoted in FAST COMPANY magazine

Never Lose The Fight Within You!

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

You can't be afraid of what people will say. You have to be brave and take risks.
- Charles M. Shulz

There is no security on this earth, only opportunity.
- General Douglas McArthur

What Is Your Deepest Fear?
A while ago I watched a movie called Coach Carter and even though I am a wrestling coach I liked the movie. In particular a poem or statement that was made regarding fear.

This is a true story in which Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.

He constanly asks one difficult student "What is your deepest fear?". The kid in question always avoids this question and in one of the scenes answers the following...

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

As I was thinking today about the importance of hope, resilience, persistence, and particularly today a thought I had about never giving up the FIGHT- Within Us! I thought again about this quote. I hope you enjoy it and can apply it to your life.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. - Hughes, Langston

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.–Winston Churchill

Continuous effort–not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.–Winston Churchill

"grappling for excellence"
Coach Bodnar

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Wrestling On The Hard Road - 1
March 10, 2018
The beginning of it all.

My journey with wrestling on the hard road began when my mom was diagnosed with leukemia. Mom passed in 1961 changing my life forever. Mom was diag...

 
 
Leadership In Coaching and Life
October 25, 2014
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Leadership Development Plan Pasco High School Wrestling Robert K. Bodnar Head Coach
Athletes, coaches, parents, and staff:
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Leadership Lessons From September 11, 2001
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Leadership Lessons From The New York City Fire Department.
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Wrestling's More Than A Sport; It's A Philosophy
March 10, 2009
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A friend sent me this article I just received it to...

 
 
Sometimes All We Have Are Opportunities
January 20, 2008
Sometimes We Have Opportunities And Don't Take Advantadge Of Them
This posting is a reprint of one I had written earlier this summer, occassionally I bring back some of the things I have written after I think about t...
 
 
A Fierce Conversation With Coach Bodnar-7
October 12, 2007
Grappling For Excellence

I try to bring this article back every couple of months to remind myself and others just where the rubber meets the road.

I think this...

 
 
Pasco High Wrestling Success In Order And In Perspective .........UPDATED!
March 17, 2007
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