“To become a champion, fight one more round.” Mental toughness is many things and difficult to explain. It’s qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It is a ‘state of mind’ that you could call, “Character in Action.” –Vince Lombardi Mental toughness allows
As this week’s Make A Difference quote states, actions are a reflection of our character. In other words, if you want to be called a champion, you have to act like one. THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF A CHAMPION Ambitious – Your dreams are big, and your goals are high. You value success, and do not accept
There are no shortcuts to any achievement. That’s why you never see laziness or inefficiency rewarded or respected. No one simply wakes up in the morning, decides to be successful and then achieves it through the power of thought alone. Truly successful individuals have put in hard work, and the results followed. Mizzou Football knows what
The Difference Between Two Equally Talented Teams Is Leadership Observe Teams are always looking for an edge. You’ve seen it. A football team recruits new talent or develops new plays to beat a tough opponent. Hoping to improve their productivity, businesses invest in new technology. and companies fire their ad agencies and hire new ones
Playmakers are what we call “get-it-done-and-then-some” people. When a teammate is losing motivation, a playmaker brings the drive. How do you spot the playmakers on your team? A true champion exemplifies these characteristics: Ambition: A playmaker has high goals, hates to lose, and puts goals above ability. Coachability: A playmaker takes advice and is easy to coach.
Character+Competence+Commitment+Consistency+Cohesion=Accountability 1. Character Character is the first step in this equation, but it’s important to remember that every member of the team must embrace all five of these qualities in order to achieve accountability. Character makes trust possible. Trust makes leadership possible. Accountability begins with character because character is based on trust. Trust is the