To illuminate possibilities. I didn’t know the greatest things in my life
could exist until I first experienced them, and I believe there’s even more
waiting to be discovered.
How I strive to achieve this.
Tell the truth, to myself as well as others. Relationships that aren’t built
on authenticity won’t last. To find and share meaningful perspectives, I must be
forthright about who I am and what matters to me.
Exercise the freedom to follow my gut. If I care about something, I must
make time for it—I don’t view it as a choice. Forfeiting what matters to me is
the best way to lose the energy that makes living and learning exciting.
Experiment when faced with the unknown. I’ll never know everything, but I
have the opportunity to learn more every day. Trying new things is essential for
me to gain experience, even if the outcome is less than favorable; regretting
not trying is worse than failing.
Lead by example. Being living proof of something is more effective than
convincing people through logic. When I encounter people who collide with my
values, I’ve found that being true to myself is the best gift I can give