Jan 21, 2008

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.

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

13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.


  1. Great rules to live. This man is a true patriot to this country and if he was running I would definitely have voted for him. I instead shall cast a proud vote for my man, Barack Obama.

  2. Really good rules to live by especially number 13.

  3. I saw him on the View today and Elizabeth asked him about this. I will be hanging this up in my office.

  4. I wish he was running for President. I hate how the Bush Administration smeared him and put a lasting mar on his record of excellence.

  5. Number 7 is words of truth. That is why I seek out my own understanding so people can't tell me what to think.

  6. yeah good stuff... i aw it on the view today...

    did you see that ditz Elizabeth say that black people could vote before white women... Her republican behind annoys the crap out of me...

    Whoopi checked her though!

  7. In my opinion Colin Powell is the biggest sell out this side of the river Jordan. You can get more meaningful words from Abby. He should have taken his own words of advice. Oh I forgot hindsight 20/20.

  8. Eb I saw Elizabeth on the View. Girl, she is hilarious with her dim views. I have to say though that she was correct when she asserted that African Americans were given the right to vote before women. The Fifteenth Amendment gave Black MEN the right the vote in 1870 whereas women were granted the right to vote in 1920 through the 19th amendment. Now with that being said she fail to insert how Jim Crow Laws and poll taxes disenfranchised these same African Americans. These tactics were not used against White women when it came to them voting.

  9. I disagree with you on your assessment that Colin Powell is a sell out. You may disagree with him on his political allegiance, but make no mistake that this man is a patriot who loves his people and his country. When George W. Bush was running for President in 2000, Colin Powell was the only person who spoke at the RNC that actually brought up Affirmative Action and he told his party that they were wrong on their stance on this initative. See you may disagree with the fact that he is a Republican which if you check you will find that the majority of military people are republicans, but never mistake the fact that this man is a proud African American. You can see by the work that his is doing for the MLK monument in DC. Colin Powell is no Clarence Thomas.

  10. This are excellent rules to live by.

  11. Cowered to Les Aspin in 1993 and left us to rot in Mogadishu, Somalia. Talk to soldiers if you want to hear the real deal. Sorry words mean nothing without action they are hollow.