HEROIC: Humility, Ethical, Resilience, Optimism, Integrity and Courage.

Whenever I feel doubts or at a loss as to what to do, which course of action to take and how best to fulfil my duties and responsibilities, I've always referred to this word "HEROIC" to give me a major boost of hope and confidence. It's an acronym that I formulated to keep me on the right path and out of trouble when I was young, hot-headed and arrogant. I hope that you will find it inspiring and helpful in your life.


"All streams flow to the Ocean because it is lower than they are. Humility gives the Ocean its Power." - Laozi

"Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues." - Confucius

"Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis


"Ethical behaviour is doing the right thing when no one else is watching - even when doing the wrong thing is legal." - Aldo Leopold

"Human dignity can be achieved only in the field of ethics, and ethical achievement is measured by the degree in which our actions are governed by compassion and love, not by greed and aggressiveness." - Arnold J. Toynbee

"A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world." - Albert Camus


"Fall down seven times, get up eight." - Japanese proverb

"I don't measure an man's success by how high he climbs, but how high he bounces when he hits bottom." - George S. Patton Jr.

"Tough times don't last, tough people do." - Unknown


"Optimism is a happiness magnet. Good things and good people will be drawn to you." - Mary Lou Retton

"For every dark night, there is a brighter day." - Tupac

"Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you." - Unknown


"If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." - Alan K. Simpson

"Integrity is choosing your thoughts and actions based on values, rather than personal gains." - Unknown

"Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does." - Unknown


"Courage is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it." - Mark Twain

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'" - Mary Anne Radmacher

"It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare." - Mark Twain

I'd love to hear your comments, suggestions or inputs that you'd like to share. Thank you for reading!

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