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Alertness vs. carelessness
-- being aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses.

Attentiveness vs. distraction
-- showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration.

Availability vs. self-centeredness
-- making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the wishes of those I serve.

Benevolence vs. selfishness
-- giving to other's basic needs without having as my motive personal reward.

Boldness vs. fearfulness
-- confidence that what I have to say or do is true, right, and just.

Cautiousness vs. rashness
-- knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing right actions.

Compassion vs. indifference
-- investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.

Contentment vs. covetousness
-- realizing that true happiness does not depend on material conditions.

Creativity vs. underachievement
-- approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective.
Decisiveness vs. procrastination
-- the ability to recognize key factors and finalize difficult decisions.

Deference vs. rudeness
-- limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes of those around me.

Dependability vs. inconsistency
-- fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.

Determination vs. faintheartedness
-- purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition.

Diligence vs. slothfulness
-- investing my time and energy to complete each task assigned to me.

Discernment vs. shortsightedness
-- understanding the deeper reasons why things happen.

Discretion vs. simplemindedness
-- recognizing & avoiding words, actions & attitudes that bring undesirable consequences

Endurance vs. discouragement
-- the inward strength to withstand stress and do my best.

Enthusiasm vs. apathy
-- expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort.
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