Don Yaeger’s 16 Characteristics of Greatness

Don Yaeger16 Characteristics of Greatness

How They Think

1. It’s Personal

They hate to lose more than they love to win.

2. Rubbing Elbows

They understand the value of association.

3. Believe

They have faith in a higher power.

4. Contagious Enthusiasm

They are positive thinkers…  They are enthusiastic…  and that enthusiasm rubs off.

How They Prepare

5. Hope For the Best, But…

They prepare for all possibilities before they step on the field.

6. What Off-Season?

They are always working towards the next game…

7. Visualize Victory

They see victory before the game begins.

8. Inner Fire

They use adversity as fuel.

How They Work

9. Ice In Their Veins

They are risk-takers and don’t fear making a mistake.

10. When All Else Fails

They know how – and when – to adjust their game plan.

11. Ultimate Teammate

They will assume whatever role is necessary for the team to win.

12. Not Just About the Benjamins

They don’t play just for the money.

How They Live

13. Do Unto Others

They know character is defined by how they treat those who cannot help them.

14. When No One Is Watching

They are comfortable in the mirror… they live their life with integrity.

15. When Everyone Is Watching

They embrace the idea of being a role model.

16. Records Are Made to Be Broken

They know their legacy isn’t what they did on the field.  They are well-rounded.

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