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What results are expected of me, and do I have a reputation for getting results?
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What are my patterns? What do I do right, and what could I do differently in the future?
Do I continually work on improving my area of expertise, my knowledge, my wisdom and my experience?
How do I handle my time? Do I waste this valuable resource or manage it with excellence?
Am I committed, patient, disciplined and willing to take responsibility for my future?
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