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Gratefulness

Gratefulness

People who are not grateful lack appreciation for their possessions and opportunities.  They do not express gratitude for the sacrifices and input of others or even for life itself.  Ungrateful people may come across as self-centered, entitled, or arrogant....
Gratefulness

Gratefulness

Expressing appreciation for your possessions and opportunities + acknowledging other people’s significance in your life = gratefulness Gratefulness requires: Perspective: Gratefulness is more than being thankful.  It is a perspective that does not depend on an...
Generosity

Generosity

People who are not generous appear greedy, possessive, and selfish.  They are more concerned with their own interests than the needs of others. Enemies of generosity: Ungratefulness – When we are ungrateful for what we have, we will not be willing to share our...
Generosity

Generosity

Generosity: selflessly using your resources to benefit others Willingly giving time and resources + meeting the needs of others without selfish ambitions = generosity People who are generous are giving, kind, and unselfish.  They are known to be benevolent,...
Discretion

Discretion

People without discretion are careless and are negligent in communication and behavior.  They can be rash and sometimes harsh, and they generally handle information inappropriately. Enemies of discretion: Lack of accountability:  When we do not have anyone...
Discretion

Discretion

Discretion: Choosing words and actions in a way that avoids offending others or revealing confidential information Monitoring words and actions + considering the effects of your choices = discretion People with discretion are careful and cautious, exercising tact and...
Honesty

Honesty

Dishonest people appear deceitful, unreliable, and untrustworthy.  They may be insincere and manipulative, and they likely prioritize personal success over truth and character. Enemies of honesty: Fear:  Fearing the criticism, rejection, or embarrassment...
Honesty

Honesty

Honesty:  Being upright, truthful, and open in communication Being truthful with others + living an authentic life = honesty Honesty requires: Self-appraisal:  Telling yourself the truth.Self-control:  Avoiding conversations that will tempt us to be...
Initiative II

Initiative II

If you lack initiative, you may be unresponsive, passive, and slow to act, and you may appear indifferent and lazy. Enemies of initiative: Fear: Thoughts such as, “I am afraid of doing something without detailed instructions,” or, “What if I mess up?”  If you are...
Initiative I

Initiative I

Initiative: Recognizing and doing what needs to be done without being asked or coerced Being proactive and planning ahead + self-motivated action = initiative Initiative requires: Active needs assessment:  A person with initiative is always scanning their environment...