A younger person once 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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Jose' Boix

Leonard Woolsey's once again weekend vignette uses the most persuasive rule (number) in communications - the number 3.

And then to make it more appealing to our memories, his 3 words begin with the letter A. In support, just consider these: U.S. Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and happiness, the French motto “liberty, equality, and fraternity,” the Three Wise Men; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and the U.S. Federal Government is made up of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial.

A clever way to use linguistic tools in journalism! Just my thoughts.

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