Virtues of Excellence
Producing future leaders through sailing
Enlightened words from Sailing Hall of Famer Mailin Burnham
Plan Ahead: Set personal goals. Adjust them with time and circumstance.
Commitment: Take responsibility for your words and deeds. Fulfill your promises.
Hard Work: Put in the time and energy to fulfill your commitments. Be prepared – not only schedule the necessary time, but be prepared and work smart to use that time efficiently.
Dedication: Never give up. Success often comes when you think it is no longer possible.
Teamwork: Everyone has something to contribute, so treat everyone fairly, and share credit for every success.
Play by the Rules: Be honest, ethical, and fair. If your project is worthy of success, it is also worthy of being done right. Cutting corners will always come back to punish you.
Follow-through: Never trust luck to achieve your goals. Take positive action towards success – and be unrelenting until that success is achieved. Never coast to the finish line – you may never get there.