I came across the following reading one of Chuck Swindoll's books, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity. I think it's a good reminder to all of us.
The World Needs Men...
Who cannot be bought;
Whose word is their bond;
Who put character above wealth;
Who possess opinions and a will;
Who are larger than their vocations;
Who do not hesitate to take chances;
Who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
Who will make no compromise with wrong;
Whose ambitions are not confined to their selfish desires;
Who will not say they do it "because everybody else does it";
Who are true to their friends through good report and evil report, in adversity as well as in prosperity;
Who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
Who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
Who can say "no" with emphasis, although the rest of the world says "yes".
Yes, the world needs such men, and I pray that this is who we're all striving to be.