Recently Colin Powell, the first black U.S. Secretary of State passed away due to complication from COVID-19. Even though some didn’t always agree with his view points, Colin Powell was always respected. Looking back on his life, Colin had published a memoir titled, ‘It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership‘. In this memoir Colin put down 13 rules that he lived by that will change the way you live life and how you deal with problems.
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 choices. 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.