8 Keys of Excellence

8 Keys of Excellence

Clinton's Key for December!

Commitment – Make Your Dreams Happen

Take positive action. Follow your vision without wavering


Commitment Key

Commitment is the breathtaking moment of making a compelling decision, jumping in, and going forward with gusto. Once a commitment is made, indecision is eliminated—there is no more “Should I or shouldn’t I?”…“Will I or won’t I?” A commitment is not made lightly—it’s about making a decision so strong that there is no going back…like a skydiver who has jumped from the plane!


The decisive act of making a commitment—when we decide to do “whatever it takes” to reach a goal—sets in motion an energy field that propels us forward on our path. At each step along the way, our commitment inspires us to take positive action and overcome obstacles, and pushes us on until we “make it happen.”

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Celebration Story – Balancing the 8 Keys

The 8 Keys of Excellence are my life. Every Key flows into the other to support me every day in living the fullest life possible. My Failure Leads to Success: when I fail, I look for the learning and remain Committed to the goal. When the first attempt doesn't work, I become Flexible. I change direction and move forward. Giving up is not an option—I am too Committed. My actions and behavior are mine to Own. When they are on target I feel proud and when I miss the mark I acknowledge that and try something different. I Speak with Good Purpose, I think about the words I say and how they will be heard, understood, and interpreted. Is my communication open, honest, direct, and clear? I remember, as I am going through my day, that my attitude affects my results. This Is It!, after all—I'll never have this time again—am I making the best use of my time, energy, and efforts? The Keys have become my values and my behaviors demonstrate them. When I follow the 8 Keys of Excellence I have Integrity, Balance, and joy.

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8 Keys of Excellence Family Program

The 8 Keys of Excellence family character development program gives parents a simple and engaging eight-week action plan for establishing core character principles in their kids, strengthening family relationships and deepening the feeling of belonging, safety and connectedness.

When you register for this free program, you gain login access to the family area of this website, which contains a wealth of 8 Keys resources, videos, and a “My Family” page where you can keep notes throughout the program and a discussion board to interact with other families.

Each week for eight weeks, your family will receive an email that links to the Key-of-the-week's web page. Each Key's page leads your family through a 20-30 minute conversation and activity designed to give meaning and insights into that Key. When the eight weeks are over, we'll continue to send you information periodically to reinforce and enhance your family's learning and character development.

What's more important than your kids' future? Register for the 8 Keys of Excellence family program now! Want more information? Learn more-about the eight-week program and the benefits to your family.