The following "The Difference You Make" -- a great book by Pat Williams with Jim Denney:
"People are impressed by athletic ability but they are influenced by the way we treat other people. It takes a lot more than athletic ability to be a hero and a role model. You've got to have good character, good values, and a good heart in order to be someone worth admiring and emulating. A 'hero' with great athletic talent but a small mind and a closed heart is unworthy of anyone's adulation."
As an athlete, you are working hard to develop your skill set. But as a person, how are you working to develop those around you. Do you know you gym janitors by name -- always greeting them will a "hello" and a smile? When's the last time you've been by the office to speak to your team secretary and see how she's doing? What is your relationship with your team's managers? Do you truly treat them as team members or do you make their jobs more difficult? The absolute great ones know that to achieve maximum success that they need everyone to be at their best.