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Create own opportunities

Create own opportunities. Give others a reason. Don't wait for a call. Make it happen.

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Develop options without initial commitments

Don't rush to commit, especially when unknowns are present. Be prepared by developing best next steps.

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Plan for contingencies

There will be interruptions ahead. Plan for likely scenarios and recognize it won't go as planned.

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Stay in control with backup plans

Keep options. Pay for the insurance when there are unknowns.

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Develop a list of virtues to guide life

Generally, virtues are ideals agreed upon by most of society as being positive. These differ from values, which vary greatly for each individually. Based upon Ben Franklin's list, this is an modernized simple list of virtues.

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Be deliberate with time by planning - especially when busy

Be deliberate with time by setting clear expectations of time & outcomes prior to beginning. This is especially important when busy in order to avoid waste of time. Blocks of time should be invested to make future better. There's no getting time back; it can and should be used wisely to make future better.

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