As we come to the end of the school year it is bittersweet for me personally. My coach, my mentor, one of my leaders, and my friend, Coach Don Meyer, passed a week ago. I have been going through some old notes and ideas and want to share them with you. I hope you enjoy these thoughts, conversations, and ideas that have been inspired by Coach Don Meyer.
– Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.
– Be the true man you seek.
– The real purpose of our existence is not to make a living, but to make a life – a worthy, well-rounded, useful, God glorifying life.
– Do the right thing and leave the results to God.
– My part is to improve the present moment.
– Life lived just to satisfy yourself never satisfies anybody.
– What I am to be, I am now becoming.
– There is no right way to do the wrong thing.
– Children need models more than they need critics.
– A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
– The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
– Character is property; it is the noblest of possessions.
– You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
– We are all manufacturers – making goods, making trouble, or making excuses.
– The highest reward to a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but rather what he becomes by it.
– You are writing a gospel, a chapter each day, by deeds that you do, by words that you say. Men read what you write, whether faithless or true. Say, what is the gospel according to you?
– The only way to settle a disagreement is on the basis of what is right – not who is right.
– Be careful how you live; you may be the only Bible some people will ever read.
– I have resolved never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were my last hour of my life.
I hope this helps you on your path.
– Todd O’Neal