It is difficult to list the ten character traits I most admire in others but here goes (in no certain order):
7. Mentally tough
10. Saying no
The above traits were role modeled by my parents, teachers and other adults as well as young people in my life. By directing my energy to only those matters within my power, I am able to stay focused on what is important to me in my life.
This is a good exercise to take stock of your life and where you want it to head in the future. Learning to say no as parents and working adults is necessary for self esteem. It takes a measure of strength to say no to requests. It means you are able to spend your time with those tasks you deem necessary for your own self preservation and happiness.
So, dear readers, what traits do you most admire in others or possess yourself?