I’ve been thinking . . .
I walked into my colleague’s office. I would do that a couple of times a month just to catch up on what he was working on and what he was thinking about. There on the wall was a listing of the seven deadly sins. I asked what seemed to me the obvious question, “Why are you focusing on negatives? Why aren’t you posting a list of the cardinal virtues?” He replied that he was fascinated by that list.
A short while later, I returned to my office and sat down in front of my computer and opened a new document. On that document I typed the cardinal virtues. I then printed the list and posted it prominently on the wall. Those virtues are:
I had been talking with my son who was coming of age about these very items. I urged him to use this short list of virtues to model his life. Fortunately, I believe he has.
Do you think it is better to focus on the DOs or the DON’Ts? Why?
Make it more personal. Do you consider what you should do? Or is it what you shouldn’t do?
How do you maintain focus on these matters?
Help me. Please! Let’s get something started here that we can continue next Tuesday. Thanks in advance.