Friday, May 2, 2008

The "five B's"

Some people call these the "five B's".

The first one is -
Be honest. Tell the truth, do what is right. The rewards are many, though it won’t always be the easy thing to do.

Be decisive. Consider the facts, weigh the consequences, check that inner compass, and then make a decision. Don’t be wishy-washy, but don’t be afraid to listen to criticism.

Be upbeat. Enthusiasm is infectious, and doesn’t cost a penny and it pays huge dividends when times are challenging.

Be a team player. Know your position and play it well. It conveys to sports – it conveys to life - and it conveys a career in the service. Help those around you to be better at what they do. Don’t be afraid to tell the rest of the team when it is steering the wrong course.

Finally, be committed. Be committed to being the very best person that you can be.

Admiral Jay Johnson, former Chief of Naval Operations

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