Maintaining a positive attitude keeps a smile on your face and makes you pleasant to be around. Don’t be deterred by those who don’t believe in the importance of positive thinking. There are enough other people who will be positively influenced.
Demonstrate the importance of excellence by being the best you can be. Don’t settle for “good enough” or mediocrity. You should be able to be proud of the quality of all your work. Avoid doing the minimum needed to just get by.
Be honorable, trustworthy, and dependable. Speak out against injustice. Be your own person. Don’t go along with the crowd for the sake of acceptance. Stick up for your friends and don’t bad mouth others. Be a beacon of integrity. There are far too many examples of dishonest and unethical behavior.
Don’t be a fair weather friend who is there only when times are good. It’s when someone is down and out emotionally that they really need someone to turn to. Be there for them even if you are the only one stepping up.
Set an example of the importance of accountability by taking responsibility for your life and circumstances. Don’t behave like a victim by blaming others. Don’t whine and complain. Demonstrate the importance of a can do attitude by taking action. Exhibit the benefits of developing effective problem solving skills.
Admit when you are wrong and apologize. No one is perfect. Continually strive to improve. Set an example of humility. There’s no need to brag or show off, especially when it hurts others. Take advantage of your strengths while endeavoring to overcome your weaknesses.
Stay young at heart in order to maintain a sense of wonder and excitement. Maintain an attitude of gratitude for all of the good things in your life you should be thankful for. Don’t take things or people for granted.