"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, April 21, 2014


In his book "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership," the four-star general and former secretary of state shares the 13 rules he lives by and how he learned them. From staying optimistic to checking your ego, the tips and stories are useful and thought-provoking for anyone, veterans and civilians alike.

1. "It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning."

2. "Get mad, then get over it."

3. "Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it."

4. "It can be done." 

5. "Be careful what you choose: You may get it." 

6. "Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision." 

7. "You can't make someone else's decisions. You shouldn't let someone else make yours."

8. "Check small things."

9. "Share credit."

10. "Remain calm. Be kind." 

11. "Have a vision. Be demanding."

12. "Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers."

13. "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

The full text can be found at this link:

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