For all the things we are taught growing up, there are a few glaring omissions. You know like personal finance, salesmanship, and how money works.
But there is one area that makes a huge difference in one’s life and is very much overlooked – good character and high morals. When I was in Boy Scouts I learned the Scout Law – “A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Brave, Clean and Reverent.”
Corny? Say what you want but much of the world’s problems would be solved if everyone had these qualities.
There is much to say about these 12 words, and I’ve been wanting to write a book about them for many years. We could also add other qualities like self-discipline, ambition, humility, enthusiasm, determination and self-confidence.
From the inner comes the outer. If we don’t have good character, we will have all kinds of problems – especially in business.