The 16 Characteristics of Greatness

Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions

Over his many years of working with the Great ones, Don has compiled these sixteen characteristics that every winner that exhibits greatness has. Each month, Don also writes a newsletter dealing with these characteristics, and we would love it if you would like to sign up for the monthly newsletter. To read more about each characteristic of greatness, click the links below.

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. How They Live

  13. Not Just About the Benjamins

    They don’t play just for the money.

  14. Do Unto Others

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

  15. When No One Is Watching

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

  16. When Everyone Is Watching

    They embrace the idea of being a role model.

  17. Records Are Made to Be Broken

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