These behaviors are observed, not aspirational. They describe who I already am at my best and who I get along most naturally with.


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. Regretting not trying is worse than failing. Recognizing unknowns is as important as testing them.

Lead by example. Being living proof of something is more effective than convincing people through logic. I’m responsible for exhibiting the behavior I want to see in others.