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The 10 Commandments of Success


I would like to dedicate this blog to the Spring 2016 college graduates throughout the U.S.A. and around the world.  I did not write these ten commandments; Charles M. Schwab, an American steel magnate, wrote them. I do, however, wholeheartedly agree with them and believe that if you follow Mr. Schwab’s ten commandments, you will be successful in life, wherever it may take you.


  1. Work Hard: Hard work is the best investment a person can make.

  2. Study Hard: Knowledge enables a person to work more intelligently and effectively.

  3. Have Initiative: Ruts often deepen into graves.

  4. Love Your Work: Then you will find pleasure in mastering it.

  5. Be Exact: Slipshod methods bring slipshod results.

  6. Have the Spirit of Conquest: Thus you can successfully battle and overcome difficulties.

  7. Cultivate Personality: Personality is to a person what perfume is to
    the flower.

  8. Help and Share with Others: The real test of business greatness lies in giving opportunity to others.

  9. Be Democratic: Unless you feel right toward others, you can never be a successful leader.

  10.  In All Things Do Your Best: The person who has done his best has done everything. The person who has done less than his best has done nothing.


                                                                                                                                                  -Adapted from Charles M. Schwab

By: Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick

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