Let people know what you stand for – and what you won’t stand for.
Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. In most cases, it is hard to tell the difference.
Full disclosure (business or personal) is extremely important – work hard to get it. PopPop’s Additional Comment: I wish the majority of our politicians would follow this lesson. I think you will agree that they would be better off if they followed most of the lessons herein. I have an idea—e-mail them some of the lessons herein that you feel are appropriate for them.
In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust.
Make it a habit to do nice things for people who’ll never find out. PopPop’s Additional Comment: You have seen a form of this idea reflected in some commercials—I believe it’s called “Pass It On”. The person in line in front of you pays for your coffee, etc. at the neighborhood coffee shop and is gone before you can even thank them. I have paid the toll at the expressway toll booth for the person behind me. They don’t know me, but I can only imagine their surprise and hope they do the same for others.
Never turn your back on someone who is trying to reach out to you. PopPop’s Additional Comment: Saying this another way: Always try to help someone who needs or is asking for your help.
Pray not for physical things, but for wisdom and courage. PopPops Additional Comment: Both the Wisdom and Courage “wants” remind me of a couple of the characters in the Wizard of Oz: The Scarecrow, who wanted “a brain“ to get wisdom and the Lion, who wanted to obtain “courage”. Let’s think about it. Having “wisdom or the powers to obtain “wisdom” and having “courage” are things, once you have obtained them, that cannot be taken away from you.