“Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.” – Bill Belichick As a society, we tend to put far too much emphasis on natural talent. We watch great athletes, or listen to world-class singers and marvel at their gifts, but
When we’re faced with a challenge, our first inclination is to take the easy route to address it. But in doing so, some people discount the impact of those actions in the long term.
From our guest contributor, Michael Josephson. Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass
Mistakes have a negative image. So we hide them, play the blame game, or beat ourselves up when they occur. In fact, these actions compound our mistakes by creating stress and anxiety, damaging relationships, squandering time and money, and most importantly, often causing us to repeat the same mishap over and over again. The truth is, mistakes aren’t inherently bad –– what counts is how we view and react to them.
The truth is, when folks deflect responsibilityand cast blame, it serves as nothing more than a crutch and a reason to stop trying.
You blew the test, you lost the game, and you made a complete fool out of yourself in front of everyone. (Ouch.) But worst of all, you’re beginning to doubt yourself, and you’re starting to view yourself as a failure.
From our guest contributor, Frank Sonnenberg. Leave your comfort zone. If you don’t feel comfortable delegating, you’re not alone. Change is difficult. Think about it this way…if we didn’t try to walk, we’d all still be crawling. Know what matters
You can show good citizenship by being a leader in your school or community. Leadership isn’t a job – it’s an action. Everyone in your family can be a leader.
You can be caring by being a good friend.
Ethics, or the lack of it, is everywhere.