The attributes in the chapters that follow represent the foundation of the house that you are building. Each of these traits is core to the success of your career. It may be challenging to develop these attributes at first, but they can be learned. With time and conscious effort, you will internalize them. These traits are the concrete that holds the structure of the house in place. The foundation of a house must be strong and able to support the full weight of the house. If the foundation is weak then the house will begin to fall apart.