My definition of "Morale" - ABCDE

The Beatings will Continue until Morale Improves!
The Beatings will Continue until Morale Improves!

A - Altruism
B - Belief
C - Confidence
D - Discipline
E - Enthusiasm

From http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130614123441-36792-be-selfi... :

Enlightened self-interest that looks like altruism

Add these three elements together, and you will start behaving in a manner that others interpret as altruism. You will exhibit a strong interest in your community, peers and colleagues, because doing so is how you make the formula work on your behalf.

Here's the critical part: you must adopt all three! If you adopt just one, your life won't go so well.

If you just focus on pleasure, you'll end up with a superficial and unsustainable life. If you simply avoid pain, you'll never accomplish anything worthwhile. If you obsess with your self-interest, you'll become the greedy and selfish person I promised to help you avoid becoming.

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