- Enjoys and appreciates the present moment. The greater part of your happiness or misery depends solely upon your attitude towards any given moment, regardless of the events contained within.
- Connects inner purpose with outer effort. Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give yourself to it.
- Accepts and embraces great challenges. Great demands drive the growth of great virtues. Contending with great challenges forms the foundation of greatness.
- Self-disciplined. Discipline is choosing to do what you know must be done, as often and as long as required. It's doing the thing you have to do whether you like it or not.
- Remains positive and focused through failure. It's focused resilience that eventually leads you to your desired result.
- Filters and channels anger effectively. Direct your anger towards specific problems that can be solved, not people or generalized situations.
- Willingness and drive to help others. The most curing work is found in the challenge of helping someone who has less than you do. It's one of life's great paradoxes; when you serve others you end up benefiting as much if not more than those you serve.
An effective mindset is one that makes the best use of available resources - your time, energy and efforts - and uses them to create positive change.