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Engaging Faith: Practical lesson ideas and activities for Catholic Educators

March 25, 2019

Three Rules for Living a Good Life by Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz, the Hall of Fame former Notre Dame coach, has written a new book Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for Graduation. The book provides a simple formula for success for young adults entering the workforce and moving toward committed relationships.

Just for fun, take a look at ten famous Lou Holtz quotations. Ask your students to pick out a favorite and tell why they chose the one they did.

1. “Motivation is simple. Eliminate those who are not motivated.”

2. “If you’re bored with life—you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things—you don’t have enough goals.”

3. “You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.”

4. “Everyone needs something to do, someone to love, something to hope for, and something to believe in.”

5. “One thing is certain: there will be one thing that will dominate your life. I strongly suggest it be something you can be proud of.”

6. “Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

7. “Without self-discipline, success is impossible. Period.”

8. “Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.”

9. “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But you know what’s even scarier? Regret.”

10. “I can’t believe God put us on this earth to be ordinary.”

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