At age twenty-six, Ben Franklin outlined his own list of personal values.
• Show commitment. The core values that make you who you are seldom change. This commitment establishes your identity and determines your future.
• Accept the help of others. It is the assistance of others that helps you determine your true identity. Finding out “who you are” is best achieved with the help of someone who can be a sounding board.
• Think positive. You have faults that need to be recognized and minimized. Be humble, but not to the extent that humility makes you set your goals too low. Success is achieved by focusing on, and taking advantage of, your inherent strengths. One wins by leading with strength.