Eight Habits of the Heart

Clifton L. Taulbert, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, businessman and entrepreneur, is the keynote speaker at Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul’s Annual Assembly on Thursday, May 10. His widely acclaimed book, Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values That Build Strong Families and Communities, is the foundation for his address.

So, what are those eight habits? Taulbert explains:

  • Nurturing Attitude: “In the community, a nurturing attitude is characterized by unselfish caring, supportiveness, and a willingness to share time…We were given time so it can be shared with others.”
  • Dependability: “Being there for others through all the times of their lives, a steady influence that makes tomorrow a welcome event.”
  • Responsibility: “Showing and encouraging a personal commitment to each task.”
  • Friendship: “When friendship is absent, people often live in envy and fear, and community breaks down.”
  • Brotherhood: “Brotherhood must be continually embraced to rid our communities of racial divisiveness and our homes of dinnertime conversations that put down people who are different from us.”
  • High Expectations: “Believe others can be successful, tell them so, and praise their accomplishments.”
  • Courage: “Courage always involves risk,” he says. “But for those who practice it, courage always confirms your own value.”
  • Hope: “Hope is believing in tomorrow—because you have learned to see with your heart.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the country’s leading voices on how to inspire and build strong people and communities. Register here.