My 15 Life Lessons - Napolean Bonaparte


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My 15 Life Lessons - Napolean Bonaparte

  1. 1. Napoleon Bonaparte<br />My15 Life Lessons <br />
  2. 2. Napoleon, one of the strongest personalities in the history of mankind, wanted to change the world. He knew that it was possible because he had changed his own life. In his immortal words you can find the key to greatness in personal development, leadership styles, wealth, honesty and a path to success.<br />
  3. 3. Lesson 1 : "Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them."<br />Principles and values create focus. If you want to be successful there is no question whether you can; the question is to what extent? It all depends on your values. <br />
  4. 4. Lesson 2 : “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat."<br />Your present focus projects your future. To avoid something that you fear, you have to imagine it-how it looks and feels-and by imagining it you concentrate fully on it. Because our brain processes only a small fraction of events taking place in our lives at any given moment, you will therefore attract more of what you are concentrating on into your life. <br />
  5. 5. Lesson 3 : "I have only one counsel for you - be master."<br />Thanks to science, we know that due to the capacity of our brains, our thoughts are not fixed, but rather dependent upon our will. Thought it may not always feel this way, we always have a choice between a sad thought and a happy thought as a reaction to an experience.<br />
  6. 6. Lesson 4 : "Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night."<br />The worries people hold on to are the results of their no longer helpful habits. Worry is counter-productive when it lasts too long or when it posses us. Simply put, worry is a waste of imagination.<br />
  7. 7. Lesson 5 : "Victory belongs to the most persevering. The truest wisdom is a resolute determination."<br />The perfect example of the truth of this thought is Thomas Edison, an American inventor and owner of more than a thousand patents, including the invention of the light bulb. What he said was, " I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that it won't work." He also advised, “Be as brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!"<br />
  8. 8. Lesson 6 : "Respect the burden."<br />The problems people face are the foundations of their successful future. Difficulty brings the biggest breakthroughs when overcome. True happiness is built on the foundation of self-esteem and self-reliance, and challenges always strengthen these virtues.<br />
  9. 9. Lesson 7 : “To attach no importance to public opinion, is a proof that you do not merit its suffrage.”<br />Most of mangers fall for the trap of only spending time in Board meetings or cocktail functions with others at their level of management. The smart manager is out with the ‘troops’. The loyalty he built and the ideas and suggestions he garnered while with his front line team meant that they ran like clockwork and was the best performing team.<br />
  10. 10. Lesson 8 : “Men who have changed the world never achieved their success by winning the chief citizens to their side, but always by stirring the masses.”<br />As in leadership of organizations, if you are losing your influence, you are losing your job. That is the role of leaders, to influence people to move in a particular direction to achieve the goals, missions, and strategies of the organization.<br />
  11. 11. Lesson 9 : "The secret of war lies in the communications"<br />If you as a modern leader are to move your organization forward at the speed you want to move, you must find ways to engage with them. One of our guiding principles is ‘new conversations lead to new possibilities.’ When you have a new style of conversation with your staff, you will open up new possibilities for action and innovation.<br />
  12. 12. Lesson 10 : “Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go.”<br />‘Leadership is an action not a word’  By engagement data, I mean data that accurately tells you just how engaged your workforce is in moving toward the goals you have set. You need to know just how engaged the hearts and minds of your workforce are. <br />
  13. 13. Lesson 11 : “A man made for public life and authority never takes account of personalities; he only takes account of things, of their weight and their consequences. ”<br />At least if you know ‘what is’, you can take action on it. But if you are blinded to ‘what is’, it will take action on you. To drive down the road safely (for my own safety and the safety of others), the more I can see, the more intelligence I have access to and take into account, the safer I can drive.<br />
  14. 14. Lesson 12 : " A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."<br />What are you really good at? In what area do excel? Napoleon distinguished himself as an  artillery officer, and continued to distinguish himself in the military until he was a general.<br />
  15. 15. Lesson 13 : “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”<br />Accomplished people do not wait to be given what they want, instead they negotiate, and develop strategies to get what they want and need. Being proactive also allow them to recognize opportunities. Napoleon wanted to unify Europe so he worked at getting what he wanted. He didn’t succeed, and his methods are questionable, but he tried, he didn’t sit back passively and wait for things to come to him.<br />
  16. 16. Lesson 14 : "A true man hates no one."<br />Take the step. Learn. Nowadays it is much easier to learn and to prosper, than in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte's life. We have the tools that revolutionize the speed of progress.<br />
  17. 17. Lesson 15 : “The word impossible is not in my dictionary.”<br />Napoleon rose from obscurity to become the Emperor of France. And there are countless others who started with little, yet attained spectacular success, and didn’t do so by trampling others. What’s your excuse?<br />
  18. 18. Napoleon’s stay on Elba is the basis for<br />the famous English language palindrome:<br />“Able was I ere I saw Elba.” For most of Napoleon’s career, whenever he failed, he always managed to rise again.<br />Thank You Very Much<br />SompongYusoontorn<br />
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