Recently, a younger person asked me what common traits I thought successful people held and practiced.

At first, I was flattered. Secondly, I realized the question deserved consideration beyond those included in nearly every self-help book: show up, work hard and hold yourself to the highest of standards.

Leonard Woolsey: 409-683-5207; leonard.woolsey@galvnews.com.

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Bailey Jones

When I was about 20, I read a motivational book. The only thing I remember from it is a lesson that I still value. The lesson is "take action". If you're worried about something - get up and take action to address it. If you want something in your life - get up and take action to make it happen. The worst that can happen is that you fail.

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