Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolution:
I will live a life of choice by pausing between stimulus and response to proactively choose a response that is deeply integrated with my recognized principles and values. In every situation, I increase my ability to act with integrity as I pause to ask with intent, listen without excuse, and act with courage
I seize the day and refuse to waste a single moment that I could otherwise use to better myself or work towards my goals.
I treat people honestly and fairly in all encounters.
I ensure that there is no blunting of passions by excercising a firm, healthy disciple over desires.
I tactfully and respectfully stand up for my beliefs and values, for goodness must have some edge to it, or else it is none.
I will, above all, live with passion and a sense of urgency as I understand that this gift is not promised to be here tomorrow.