Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass'
Principles of Success


The twelve principles of success compiled by Fred Morsell from Frederick Douglass' life and writings are the basis for student discussion and scenario writing in the Douglass Scholars Program workshops. These principles are:

twelve principles of success
I.  The Proper Use of Power Is To Promote the Common Good.

II.  Give Up Something You Want In Order To Help Someone Else.

III.  Overcome Doubt and Fear.

IV.  Understand Why and How To Control the Human Ego.

V.  Do What Is Right and Proper Even If No One Is Looking.

VI.  Use Knowledge and Understanding Wisely.

VII.  Overcome Indecisiveness.

VIII.  Make Gratitude a Part of Every Thought And Action.

IX.  Practice the Skill of Listening Carefully Before Making Judgments.

X.  Remain True To Your Word.

XI.  Hold a Vision For the Desired Future.

XII.  Recognize That Your Success Is As Much a Motivation To Others As To You.



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