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The George Washington Rulebook of Achievement
Our new book
No man or woman is born great.
We all have dreams and goals, but no one is born with what is necessary to achieve them.
Over time, we learn - from what our parents teach us, from self-help books and from great examples – what we need to become the man or woman capable of achieving our goals, but in the confusion of the daily struggle, we constantly lose sight of our goals and need to remind ourselves of them in times of quiet.
I wrote this book because I needed it:
nted a book that contained all the rules, examples, principles and cautions I had learned but needed reminding of. I wanted it them short and easy to comprehend, and preferably in a slim book I could keep in my back pocket and page through from time to time.
That book was already there – it was the book George Washington used in school to practice handwriting by copying out rules of etiquette, referred to today as "The Rules of Civility"
Those rules of behavior ranged from "Don't pick food out of pot when it's over the fire" to "Keep in your heart the flame of conscience always alive."
Many rules were outdated and many principles developed over time by the self-help industry had not then existed – so I edited the book, modernizing and expanding it from 110 rules to 237. They range from rules of modern etiquette and social interaction like using your cell phone in public or arguing online, to rules regarding purpose and the soul, including good habits that must be trained, learning self-confidence and saying a prayer of gratitude every night.
This book is meant for people like me –
and if you are, like me, a man or woman who strives to achieve something in life, but needs to change themselves first to become the person you want to be, this book is for you.