Keep Your Eye on the Big Picture

Have a firm sense of what is important to you and act accordingly. At the top of the list is integrity because that drives all else. Integrity requires courage, and there’s no getting around that. Have the fortitude to appraise yourself each day and take an inventory of your actions relative to your family, your career, your health, your character, and your relationship to society. Recognize that money is not an end, but a means to your ends: satisfying relationships, a loving family, and overall fulfillment.

The big picture requires you to think beyond yourself. Reducing waste, properly managing your health, and preserving the environment are examples of mutually economic advantages for you and society. The ...

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