“Secrets of success will not work unless you do.”
Mizzou Football players and coaches strive for success on and off the field. They know success is a result of hard work, and that it’s not going to happen overnight.
There are ten keys to success. They are integrity, determination, openness, initiative, time management, resilience, imagination, gratitude, humility and thinking of others first. You can remember these keys by thinking: I DO IT RIGHT.
Integrity means always be honest. Know your principles and stand by them.
Determination: Make up your mind to be successful. Resolve to let nothing stand in your way.
Openness to people, ideas and situations broadens our options and widens our perspective.
Initiative is to act independently when necessary. Make a plan and then start to work on it. No plan is perfect. Don’t wait until yours is before you act.
Time management coupled with self-discipline has you working on what is most important rather than working on what is most pressing.
Resilience picks you up when setbacks knock you down. Recommit to a vision of success. Reaffirm your self-confidence & move toward your goal.
Imagination allows us to see the future. Develop and maintain the perspective of a child. Wonder why not and what if. Many successes come from seeing an old idea in a new way.
Gratitude is an active way to thank others. Pass on to others the same help and prosperity you have received.
Humility recognizes that success is usually the result of the effort and cooperation of many people. It’s seldom the product of solitary action.
Think of others first. All of us serve others in some capacity. Use your abilities fully to help others benefit from their contact with you.
These keys will help remind you of the path to follow that leads you to your success.
Success can be hard to achieve and it takes a lot of self-discipline and dedication. The Mizzou Football program has 21 suggestions to help lead you to become successful:
- Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90 percent of your happiness or misery.
- Work at something you enjoy and that’s worth of your time and talent.
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
- Be forgiving of yourself and others.
- Be generous.
- Have a grateful heart.
- Persistence, persistence, persistence.
- Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
- Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
- Commit yourself to constant improvement.
- Commit yourself to quality.
- Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect.
- Be loyal.
- Be honest.
- Be a self-starter.
- Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
- Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
- Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
- Take good care of those you love.
- Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.