Character First!
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01 - Alertness: Being Aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses.<BR><BR>

“To see, to hear means nothing…To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything.” <BR> –Andre Breton<BR><BR>

Don’t fall asleep at the wheel – Stay alert!
02 - Decisiveness: The ability to recognize key factors and finalize difficult decisions<BR><BR>
“Decide not rashly…a decision made can never be recalled.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow<BR><BR>
“Character is the sum and total of a person’s choices.” –P.B. Fitzwater<BR><BR>
Are you making good decisions based on good character?
03 - Joyfulness: Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions<BR><BR>
Rain or shine, share the cheer of a good attitude with those around you.<BR><BR>
How can you brighten someone’s day?
04 - Truthfulness: Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts<BR><BR>
“No man is bound to be rich or great –nor to be wise– but every man is bound to be honest.” <BR>–Sir Benjamin Rudyard<BR><BR>
Do you always tell the truth, even when it hurts?
05 - Obedience: Quickly & cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me<BR><BR>
“Liberty exists in proportion to wholesome restraint.” –Daniel Webster<BR><BR>
Can others count on you to follow directions?
06 - Gratefulness: Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life<BR><BR>
“No duty is more urgent than that of giving thanks.” –Saint Ambrose<BR><BR>
Who can you thank today?
07 - Generosity: Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need<BR><BR>
“We make a living by what we get…we make a life by what we give” –Winston Churchill<BR><BR>
What can you give today?
08 - Orderliness: Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve greater efficiency<BR><BR>
“Good order is the foundation of all good things.” –Edmund Burke<BR><BR>
How can you become more efficient today?
09 - Forgiveness: Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge.<BR><BR>
“Forgiveness is not an emotion. Forgiveness is an act of the will and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” –Corrie Ten Boom<BR><BR>
Who do you need to forgive?
10 - Sincerity: Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives.<BR><BR>
“We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks…but by his actions.” <BR>–Isaac Bashevis Singer<BR><BR>
“Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit. Think innocently and justly…” –Ben Franklin<BR><BR>
What do your actions tell others about your motives?
11 - Virtue: The moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right<BR><BR>
“All the gold on earth and beneath the earth is not worth so much as virtue.” –Plato<BR><BR>
“Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon which you will never get lost.” –M.H. Mckee<BR><BR>
How can you live an excellent life?
12 - Honor: Respecting others because of their worth as human beings<BR><BR>
“Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.” –Thomas Carlyle<BR><BR>
“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other, and honor him for what he is.” –Herman Hesse<BR><BR>
How can you honor a difficult person?
13 - Justice: Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right, and true.<BR><BR>
“Justice is truth in action.” –Joseph Joubert<BR><BR> 
“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.” –Theodore Roosevelt<BR><BR>
When you make choices, do you ask yourself what is true and right?
14 - Gentleness: Demonstrate consistent care for the needs, thoughts and feelings of others<BR><BR>
“Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.” –Ralph W. Sockman<BR><BR>
“Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.” –Marshal Field<BR><BR>
To whom will you show kindness today?
15 - Faith: Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome even when I cannot see how<br><br>
You reap what you sow... You reap more than you sow... You reap after you sow.<br><br>
Will you do what’s right, even when the outcome is in doubt?
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