Great Expectations Life Principles

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Citizenship
Definition - behaving in a responsible manner as a citizen of a community
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Commitment
Definition - keeping a promise or a pledge
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Common Sense
Definition - thinking before acting; using good judgment
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Compassion
Definition - ability to share another’s feelings or ideas
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Cooperation
Definition - working together
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Courage
Definition - strength to act even when afraid or uncertain
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Courtesy
Definition - consideration, cooperation and generosity
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Curiosity
Definition - desire to learn, to explore, to investigate
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Dedication
Definition - setting aside for a particular purpose
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Effort
Definition - doing one’s best in an endeavor
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Empathy
Definition - capacity for participating in another’s feelings or ideas
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Esprit De Corps
Definition - devotion among members of group for each other and the group’s purpose
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Flexibility
Definition - ability to make adjustments or alter plans
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Forgiveness
Definition - act of forgiving for an offense; pardoning
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Fortitude
Definition - strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage
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Friendship
Definition - caring for and trusting others
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Honesty
Definition - truthfulness
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Humanitarianism
Definition- promotion of human welfare and social reform
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Humility
Definition - being humble, not proud or haughty, not arrogant or assertive
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Initiative
Definition - taking action; originating new ideas
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Integrity
Definition - acting according to a sense of right and wrong
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Justice
Definition - being fair, right, and upholding what is right
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Loyalty
Definition - faithfulness to another
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Optimism
Definition - an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and happenings or to anticipate the best possible outcome
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Patience
Definition - ability to wait calmly
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Patriotism
Definition - love for or devotion to one’s country
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Perseverance
Definition - ability to persist or continue striving to the end
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Problem-Solving
Definition - creating solutions; finding answers
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Propriety
Definition - standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech
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Resiliency
Definition - recovering from or adjusting easily to misfortune or change
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Respect
Definition - feeling honor
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 Responsibility
Definition - making the choice to be reliable and dependable
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 Self-Discipline
Definition - the ability to choose and control one’s own actions
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Service
Definition - giving of one’s time and energies to help others
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Sincerity
Definition - honesty of mind; freedom from hypocrisy
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Temperance
Definition - moderation in action, thought, or feeling
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