Powell advises others to ‘keep an eye’ and ‘seek’
General Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State who died Monday of complications from COVID-19, detailed the famous 13 rules to live by in his 1995 autobiography.
Read them below:
1. It’s not as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
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3. Avoid keeping your ego so close to your position that when your position falls your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
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5. Be careful what you choose. You can get it.
6. Don’t let adverse facts come in the way of a good decision.
7. You can’t make someone else’s choice. You shouldn’t let someone else make you yours.
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8. Check out the little things.
9. Share Credit.
10. Be calm. Be kind
11. Have a look. Asking.
12. Do not take the advice of your fears or opponents.
13. Eternal optimism is a force multiplier.
Powell’s First Memoirs, “My American Journey” was published in 1995.