January 8, 2014

8 Virtues for a Dominant Life

Look at this article!!


It's perfect for the New Year, for resolutions to be better and it's just an overall feel good message!  One of my favorite quotes is:
"Even though we might fall short of our finish line, 
just continuing the journey will make us greater than we were before."

Aahh so great :]

Normally I would set aside a list of goals that I'd like to accomplish this year, but when I reflected on my poor success rate in the past and the fact I was having a hard time coming up with goals (other than play bingo at a retirement home), I decided to take a different approach this year.  Going along with my theme for 2014, I have come up with 8 virtues that I want to live by this year.  I am copying Benjamin Franklin a bit, but instead of keeping them for life, I'm going to work on them for a year and then make adjustments. [If you're interested, this guy gives a good explanation of Benji's 13 virtues] 

Hailey's 8 Virtues for a Dominant Life: 

  1. Perspective - To avoid getting caught up in the irrational and unimportant by remembering to refocus on the bigger picture.
  2. Humor - Live, Laugh, Love. Find the good in the world. 
  3. Curiosity - Always progress, find new passions and continue learning. 
  4. Sincerity - 100% in everything I say and do.
  5. Honesty - To be realistic with myself and honest in my intentions. Separate between wants and needs.
  6. Confidence - Unwavering belief in myself, others and God
  7. Service - To focus on the needs of others and to ACT. 
  8. Tenacity - To be strong spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally
I'm really excited to give this a try. I have a feeling this year is going to bring a lot of changes and I want one of those to be that I have changed into an outstanding human being.  

"You don't need to wait for permission to become the person you were designed to be."
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf