Colin Powell

Colin Powell

Quotes and Inspiration

“It ain't where you start in life, it's where you end up, and what you did along the way.”
“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
“Faults are yours to fix, not to curse.”
“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.”
“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.”
“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand.”
“Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself.”
“Get mad, then get over it.”
“Remain calm. Be kind.”
“Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds.”
“Always show more kindness than seems necessary because the person receiving it needs it more than you will ever know.”
“Always focus on the front windshield and not the rear view mirror.”
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
“Leadership is solving problems”
“None of us can change our yesterdays but all of us can change our tomorrows.”
“Have a vision. Be demanding.”
“Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.”
“Trust is the glue that holds people together and is the lubricant that keeps an organization moving forward.”

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