I work in getting a balance between...
Agility (brightness) and Prudence
Concreteness and Flexibility
Clarity and Kindness
As being a better person must be a full time job until our death, I think there is no excuses for saving efforts in this purpose. Everybody is responsible for what he/she adds to its closest surroundings, that's why the most influential people carry a major responsibility in building society... starting by their own family.
As a consultant I really admire Plato. In my opinion, Plato was the first Mentor-Consultant, and his Maieutics, the first and the best consultancy methodology ever. At the end, our legacy is built up on how balanced we are.
Finally... better than being a "good person" is to be a better one