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Book Outline for Habits of 7 Great U.S. Presidents

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    1. Introduction.

    - 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."

    9. Conclusion.

    Recap of the 7 Habits

    10. Bonus: Three Power Habits Shared By All 7 Presidents.

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