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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Charles Douglas

Mr. Woolsey, your words of wisdom which you seem to live by goes right along with the level of success you have ascertained in life! You thought you could do it, you started from where you were, you were diligent, tenacious, and a hardworker ..I would wager!

All that and a willing mind to succeed, favor from God above...and good life decisions got you to where you are tonight! When I use to mentor young athletes...I'd always tell them among other things that their decisions in life would play a very large part in determining who they turned out to be, and where they ended up in life! There are some because of their natural abilities or gifts could have been millionaires...but because they acted on bad advice making bad decisions, ended up back on the streets or working hard just getting by! However there were others who saw the brass ring like you did, and dug deep and went for it ...worked hard and went straight to big D1 Universities on Free Scholarships, got good educations and great employment opportunities later, and a couple even into the National Football League! Good Op-Ed sir[thumbup][thumbup].

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