The Law of the Bad Apple

  “The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” – Robert Frost Winning is more than just talent. You could have a team full of incredibly talented athletes, but if even one has a slightly sour attitude, the team’s performance will suffer. This is the Law

Seeing the Big Picture

  “Great things are done by people who think great thoughts and then go out into the world to make their dreams come true.” –Anonymous   As a member of a team, it’s not all about you. The end goal is most important, whether it’s learning a play, converting a pass or winning a game,

Overcoming Distractions

“Action must be taken at once; there is no time to be lost.” – Miguel Hidalgo   Distractions are everywhere; we all deal with them. But what separates a good athlete from a great one is the ability to tune out the distractions and focus on the game. Distraction control is a critical mental skill

Profile of a Champion

“Each person’s work is always a portrait of himself.” – Samuel Butler Champions. From Queen’s “We are the Champions” to the Wheaties Breakfast of Champions tagline, our culture constantly finds ways to celebrate them. After all, doesn’t everyone want to be a champion? As this week’s Make A Difference quote states, actions are a reflection

The Importance of Integrity

“You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude Actions speak louder than words.” “Don’t just say it, do it.” “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We’ve all heard at least one of these phrases throughout our lives. There are many ways to express this sentiment, but

The Secrets to Success

  “Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you desire to achieve.” – Wilferd A. Peterson It’s the secret that everyone wants to know: How to achieve success. But unfortunately, there’s no magic pill or miraculous answer. As Wilferd Peterson tells us in this week’s featured quote, success comes when

15 Traits of a Self-Starter

  “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it,” – Marva Collins Do you have what it takes to be successful? As this week’s quote tells us, it’s imperative to success that you be a self-starter. The Mizzou Football Family values self-starters because talent can only get you so far. Here are 15 traits

Maintaining Success: How To Avoid Complacency

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” –Will Rogers As the famous quote from actor and comedian Will Rogers tells us, you’re only as good as your last game. In order to be truly successful, you have to constantly strive to be better. It’s easy to

Overcome Adversity

“There is no shortcut. Victory lies in overcoming obstacles every day.” – Anonymous. Challenges in athletics aren’t a new concept. Think of Jackie Robinson, Remember the Titans and Rocky; the list could go on and on. Stories of adversity in sports are ubiquitous because obstacles are unavoidable on the field, in the locker room and