“THE ULTIMATE MEASURE OF A MAN IS NOT
WHERE HE STANDS IN MOMENTS OF COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE,
BUT WHERE HE STANDS AT TIMES OF CHALLENGE AND CONTROVERSY.”
- MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
"A MAN WHO STANDS FOR NOTHING
WILL FALL FOR ANYTHING."
-- MALCOLM X
Be reflective. Be thoughtful and analytical about what you are presently doing, what you plan to do, and what you have done. Do things in a meaningful and purposeful way. Show a conscious, deliberative awareness of your actions, your words and your thoughts.
Be reliable. Be dependable. Be punctual. Keep your promises. Do or say things in a manner that is consistently good in quality or performance; show that what you say or do can be trusted.
Be resolute. Show a quality of being firm in purpose. If you set out to do something, follow through and complete it until it is done. Say “no” if you’re asked to do something that you are unsure you will be able to commit and follow through on it, especially if you can avoid leaving someone else stuck with finishing the task because of your failure of resolution. If you say “yes,” follow through on that yes.
Be resourceful. Demonstrate an ability to overcome difficulties and solve problems using the resources you have available. In other words, it is the ability to do the best you can with what you have. Especially, showing you can effectively or creatively work through tough situations and unusual problems with success.
Be respectful. Treat others and yourself with due dignity and courtesy. Learn from the wisdom of your elders. Show an attitude of honoring people, yourself, your family, laws, rules, traditions, cultures, beliefs or ideas. Behave in a way towards others and yourself which makes life more peaceful and orderly.
Be responsible. Fulfill your duties, responsibilities, assignments, obligations or commitments. Accept the consequences of your words and actions. Take ownership for the outcome of the results -- good or bad -- in all that you do. Show a willingness to be accountable for your choices, decisions and also for your mistakes. Carry out what is yours to do with strength and reliability. Avoid pointing fingers at others.
Be restrained when indulging in pleasures, temptations or habits that take your attention, your focus, your money or your time away from your goals, duties, responsibilities, assignments, obligations or commitments. Do things in moderation. Show temperance, self-discipline and self-control. Often times, too much of anything is not good for you, especially if it interferes with more important things that need your attention.
”IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU WANT IN THIS WORLD,
IT IS FOR YOU TO STRIKE OUT WITH
CONFIDENCE AND FAITH IN SELF AND REACH FOR IT.”
-– MARCUS GARVEY
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