And just as one builds a company’s mission statement based on values and principles, I have done the same thing for myself. Certain principles have become my compass points. I reference them whenever I make important choices and decisions, professionally or personally. They are things to which I strive and am pleased to share some of them with you.
*Be compassionate and never forget how to love.
*Reclaim noble values such as truth, honesty, honour, courage.
*Respect one’s elders and look to what they have to teach you.
*Look after the less fortunate in society.
*Promote and protect diversity.
*Respect the gifts of the natural world.
*Set your goals high and take pride in what you do.
*Cherish and look after your body, and, as the ancient Greeks believed, your mind will serve you better.
*Put back into the community as there have been those before you have done the same and you are reaping what they sowed.
*Participate in and protect democracy. It does not thrive as a spectator sport.
*Undertake due diligence in everything.
*Seek balance and space, and solitude.
*Don’t be afraid to feel passionate about something.
*Learn to be an advocate and an ambassador for good.
*Be mindful of your limitations.
*Indulge and nurture your curiosity as it will keep you vital.
*Take charge of your life and don’t fall into the pit of entitlement.
*Assume nothing and take nothing for granted.
*Things are not necessarily what they seem.