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Discretion Discretion is “recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could have undesirable consequences” Sometimes the wisest course of action is to say nothing at all and remove yourself from a situation—or—just to be patient and wait for the right moment. When we apply discretion to our lives, we are able to “separate” [...]
Tolerance Tolerance is “showing respect for others who are different than me” The word tolerance comes from the Latin verb tolerare, meaning “to bear.” To bear something means to carry a weight or to continue on in the face of pain or irritation. There are two times in particular when tolerance is very important—one is [...]
Forgiveness Forgiveness is “letting go of bitterness and revenge.” Forgiveness is not a feeling, and it does not take away or excuse what others have done. Real forgiveness is recognizing the problem and all the pain and hurt that comes with it—and then choosing to let go of any bitterness, anger, and desire for [...]
Availability Availability is “being ready and willing to help.” This means putting others’ needs ahead of your own and lending a helping hand when you can. This might include carrying books for a teacher, unloading groceries for your mom, opening the door for someone else, cleaning up after a meal, or reading to a [...]
Attentiveness Attentiveness is “concentrating on the person or task before me.” Not only does this help you learn, but it shows how much you value the person or project in front of you. Attentiveness isn’t always easy, especially in today’s multi-media and fast-paced world. Sometimes you have to silence your phone, turn off the [...]
Courage Courage is “overcoming fear so I can do what is right.” Courage begins by knowing what is good, true, and right. This gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. Another way to build courage is to think through what you should do in specific situations. For example, what should [...]
Loyalty Loyalty is “showing my commitment through difficult times.” Loyalty is like tape or glue that is really strong. It doesn’t come apart easily. When your friends or family go through difficult times, you can practice loyalty by encouraging them and finding ways to help. Difficult times could be when people are sick, when [...]
FlexibilityFlexibility is “adjusting to change with a good attitude.” A palm tree survives heavy storms because it bends with the wind instead of breaking under pressure. Similarly, you can show flexibility by adjusting to change the best you can and making the most of each situation. Even when you can’t control your circumstances, you can control how [...]