Book Outline for Habits of 7 Great U.S. Presidents
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- Why do we care about the habits of presidents?
- Presidential imperfections.
2. George Washington: Have the Right Mindset.
Any situation can be framed through a positive lens.
Quote: "Happiness depends more upon the internal frame of a person's own mind than on the externals in the world."
3. Thomas Jefferson: Never Stop Learning.
Invest time every day to read.
Quote: "Some of the most agreeable moments of my life have been spent in reading works of imagination."
4. Abraham Lincoln: Civility Matters.
No matter how you feel about someone, always be magnanimous.
Quote: “Be careful to give no offence, and keep cool under all circumstances.”
5. Theodore Roosevelt: Have an Iron Will.
Do everything with focused effort.
Quote: "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life, we get nothing save by effort."
6. Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Strive for Greatness, Not Passivity.
Don't quietly accept your situation if you desire change.
Quote: "Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."
7. Dwight David Eisenhower: Live a Principled Life.
Take full responsibility for all your actions.
Quote: "Let us resolve to be masters, not the victims, of our history, controlling our own destiny without giving way to blind suspicions and emotions."
8. John Fitzgerald Kennedy: Be Open-Minded.
Allow yourself the humility to understand all viewpoints.
Quote: "We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors."
Recap of the 7 Habits