Choose to be Great

As I was going through some old files, I found the following that I wrote for my daughter as she entered sixth grade. With school starting, I’d like to share this with all of you. It’s called “Choose to be Great.”

Great people:

  • Take on any task cheerfully and with a desire to learn.
  • Work hard and without complaint until the job is done.
  • Do more than what is expected of them.
  • Listen attentively to those who teach them.
  • Always work on mastering the basics as a foundation to innovate.
  • Set a good example for others.
  • Keep persevering no matter how hard or frustrating the effort may seem.
  • Enjoy hard work and progress as its own reward.

Great people choose to be great!