But, if I may, I’d like to add my own, few additions to this model.
Be On Time = You should be on time for things but also, be on time with your work. Don’t procrastinate or slack off. Be reliable. Not only that, but BE PRESENT…physically, mentally, spiritually. Take everything in and be a good listener. Be observant. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. The ability to communicate well is associated with intelligence, confidence, and leadership. Good communication leads to success in life.
Be Kind = You know how there’s always that one person who is unproductive or that everybody hates…don’t be that person. No one likes a jerk. Perform random acts of kindness. Be patient. Don’t burn bridges. Be nice to everyone because, who knows, maybe that person you originally disliked will be your friend in the future or end up helping you out when no one else would. And if someone is being mean or bullying you…kill them with kindness. Be loyal and trustworthy. Also, don’t forget to be kind to YOU…don’t compromise your unique being, self-worth, values, or beliefs for others. Be yourself…always. Remember Dr Seuss? “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
Do Good Work = You should not only do good work, but you should live it. BE PASSIONATE. Love what you do. If you don’t like what you are doing…change it. Life’s too short to be stuck for the rest of it doing something you hate just because it impresses others, gives you prestige, or provides you with a rich income. What’s the point of having money if you work long hours with a job you loathe just to get it? Also, it’s been said that if you work hard enough and are determined you can achieve anything. If you truly love it..money will follow. I’d rather LOVE every minute of what I’m doing, but only have enough income to live, with a little extra to (every once and a while) travel, go out to restaurants, get books and music I like, go to movies/concerts, and hang out with family and friends. I don’t need a fancy house, a summer home, or dozens of acres to be happy…and if you do, you might want to sort out your priorities. Money can’t buy happiness. Only you, can create your own happiness.