Five Traits of Highly Committed People

As much as we’d all like it to, success doesn’t happen overnight. As bestselling author Seth Godin puts it: “You don’t win an Olympic gold medal with a few weeks of intensive training. There’s no such thing as an overnight opera sensation. Every great company, every great brand, and every great career has been built

How To Finish Strong

  “How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game. Whether you are a winner or loser.” – Lou Holtz It’s not about where you start, but where you finish. And sometimes, it’s the in between—the journey—that teaches you the most about the destination. We’ve all

Defining Missouri Persistence

“Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing,” – Anonymous Any average Joe can open a dictionary, sweep through its pages, and find the definition of “persistence.” But there is more meaning to the term than a dictionary can give you. “Persistence” is one of Mizzou Football’s most definitive words. It is the extra

The Game of Consistency

“I learned that if I tried harder for a longer period of time than anyone else, I could win, even if I didn’t have the greatest talents.”   Consistent play is as critical to increasing the number of wins in the team’s W column as it is to potentiating the success of your individual career.

Mizzou Football’s Quality Before Comfort Philosophy

“Moving beyond your comfort zone – that’s how you achieve things.”   Criticism is not something a lot of people enjoy. However, receiving criticism is necessary for anyone who wants to be productive and go anywhere in life. This also requires accepting unfair criticism. Mizzou Football’s best can handle hardcore criticism, be it constructive or

Mizzou Football’s Winning Attitude

“Three rules to live by: Cherish yesterday. Dream tomorrow. Live today!” To have a proper attitude, you must first develop a habit of positive thinking. However, no one is just born a positive thinker. It is something that comes with time and self-teaching. For an athlete, most failures come through the development of a faulty

The Power of Hard Work

Hard work is what separates the best from the greats. Talent alone is no assurance of success. The only way to reach the top in athletics is through long hours of hard work. If you can put in the hard work, you will blow open a huge gap in the field of competition, giving yourself

Mizzou’s Team First Mindset

We can never reiterate it enough. To be a member of the Missouri Tiger team, you have to care about winning. However, anyone can care about winning. It’s what you do to win that matters. Not everyone will take the steps required to be a winner. You must be committed to being a great player.

Winning On and Off the Scoreboard

The only true failure you will run into in life is the kind in which you have not expended all efforts and approached the situation without the right attitude. Don’t allow you to beat you. That is unacceptable. This also means do not fail in effort or in attitude toward your teammates. The preparation before

Commitment to Mizzou Football’s Family Covenant

It is no secret that the Mizzou football program considers its members a family. That applies both in times of endearment and in times of tough love. Ultimately, everyone must be willing to make tremendous sacrifices for the good of the family. Because we ride together, fly together and die together. As in any family,