In the most recent Readers Digest there was an article that gave fellow statesmen and -women the opportunity to draft a memo to the president elect with advice on the important topics. A few stood out to me...
Talk but Also Listen...surround yourself with people that will complement you and those that will challenge you. Create partnerships not divisions.
Reread the Constitution...before you can uphold it, understand it. I have not read the Constitution since the 4th or 5th grade.
Act Justly and Walk Humbly...do what is right, not just what is politically expedient. Make mercy a passion. Always remember your position/relationship with God.
Remind Us What it Takes to Be Great...belief, sacrifice and hard work
A few other mentionables; Fight Extreme Poverty, Stop the Cycle of Debt, Reunite the Country, Commit to the Environment, Be Brutally Honest.
This coming week, we will inaugurate a new president, and while through his leadership things can be accomplished, why do we expect that the changing of position at the top will make a huge different? Is that the only "position of power"? Can we not bring change from the bottom, if we listen to our own advice, we seek to give the man at the top? Or by giving it to him, do relieve ourselves of the responsibility and ultimately the blame?