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January’s word is Self-Control: Choosing to do what you should do even when you don’t want to

From a rational perspective, it’s kind of obvious that we need selfcontrol, but it’s less so when we are in the heat of the moment. When your kids are fighting, when an employee calls in sick again, when your car won’t start, when a cupcake stares at you from the bakery counter…all of these are difficult situations in which to show selfcontrol, even though we know we should.
The thing is, when we are faced with these situations, people are watching. Your kids, your co-workers, your community members see how you handle issues of selfcontrol, and it encourages them, instructs them, reminds them, or shows them how to do the right thing. It’s tough, but we’re all better for it.

     

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    Past Value Words

    August 2018
    WISDOM
    Finding out what you should do and doing it

    September 2018
    INITIATIVE
    Seeing what should be done and doing it

    October 2018
    CONTENTMENT
    Choosing to be ok with what you have

    November 2018
    COOPERATION
    Working together to do more than you can do alone

    December 2018
    CARING
    Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need

    January 2019
    SELF-CONTROL
    Choosing to do what you should do even when you don’t want to

    February 2019
    SERVICE
    Lending a hand to help someone else

    March 2019
    INDIVIDUALITY
    Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference

    April 2019
    HOPE
    Believing that something good can come out of something bad

    May 2019
    PERSEVERANCE
    Refusing to give up when life gets hard

    August 2019
    BIG THREE
    Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential

    September 2019
    TRUST
    Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on

    October 2019
    COURAGE
    Being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid

    November 2019
    HONOR
    Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are

    December 2019
    JOY
    Finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way

    January 2020
    KNOWLEDGE
    Learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do

    February 2020
    CREATIVITY
    Using your imagination to do something unique

    March 2020
    FORGIVENESS
    Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay

    April 2020
    HUMILITY
    Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

    May 2020
    DETERMINATION
    Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started

    August 2020
    BIG THREE
    Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential

    September 2020
    FRIENDSHIP
    Using your words and actions to show others you care

    October 2020
    INTEGRITY
    Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do

    November 2020
    GRATITUDE
    Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

    December 2020
    Making someone’s day by giving something away