Live With Honor

Live with Honor


To live with honor means to strive to do your best in all aspects of your life.  It means living with courage, integrity, purpose, and dignity.  Above all, to live with honor means pursue excellence in all that you do, and ultimately, to make the most of your life and time in this world.


Honor is about always doing the right thing, always saying the right thing,

and always standing for the right thing; it is about always doing the right things, the right ways, and for the right reasons.



Live Honorably & Maximize Your Life

To make the most of your life, to make the most of your opportunities in this life, and to make the most of your impact in this world… this is what it means to live honorably.  Maximize your life … Do all the good you can, and do it all the very best that you can do it.  Always give your all, and always do your best. If you strive to do these things with all your heart and soul, then you will make the most of your talents, opportunities, and influence in this world.  As a result, you ultimately will end up maximizing your life.



Live Honorably and Make Your Life a Masterpiece

To live honorably means to do all you can to make your life—every day and every moment of it—a perfect masterpiece of excellence and virtue.


Make your life a masterpiece; sign your name to everything you do.

To strive to make your life a masterpiece in every way…

this is what it means to live honorably.


“Make your life a masterpiece.”


~  John Wooden




Make each moment a masterpiece.

Make each day a masterpiece.

Make each week a masterpiece, and…

Above all… make your life a masterpiece.








Live  Accordingly


If you want to be known, then live with Passion.

If you want to be liked, live then with Enthusiasm.

If you want to be respected, then live with Integrity.

If you want to be admired, then live with Class.


If you want to be thought well of, then live with Sincerity.

If you want to be spoken well of, then live with Kindness.

If you want to be trusted, then live with Honesty.

If you want to be loved, then live with Humility.


If you want to be influential, then live with Strength.

If you want to be inspiring, then live with Courage

If you want to be significant, then live with Intention.

If you want to be successful, then live with Purpose.


If you want to be happy, then live with Gratitude.

If you want to be fulfilled, then live with Excellence.

If you want to be revered, then live with Grace.

If you want to be remembered, then live with Honor.




We are each given the blessing of a life to be lived.  The question is not whether or not we will live, but rather, how we will live.  What truly matters is not that we seek simply to exist—to merely live—but that we seek to live well.  We should strive not merely to spend our time in this world, with little to no consideration; but rather, we should seek to live-out the highest ideals to which the human spirit is capable of aspiring. Above all else, we should strive to live with honor and excellence.







The Building Blocks of a Worthwhile Day


In my best opinion, there are 6 great and meaningful feelings a person can experience in a given day.  These sentiments are as follows:



1. To wake up with an excitement about,

and a strong sense of purpose for the day ahead


2. To be able to put your arms around someone and say

“I love you,” and to hear those words in return. 

Do not be afraid to say it first.

Chances are, if you say it, someone else will too.


3. To be forgiven, or to forgive someone else…

even if it is just for something minor.

    Forgiveness is a powerful thing.


4. To be able to look yourself in the mirror and ask

“Am I genuine?”

… and to be able to  say “yes” without hesitation.


5. To make someone else’s day:

Whether it’s doing a kind deed or speaking a kind word—

or just doing something nice without expecting anything in return,

simply to experience the joy that comes with seeing another person’s

happiness or just to see them smile… Now that is a very rewarding thing.


6. To lay your head down on your pillow at night and be able to

sleep well because you have a conscience that approves your conduct. 

The best sleep remedy is to go to bed happy with the job that

you’ve done as a human being over the past 24 hours.







Build A Life Of Excellence, One Day At A Time


A life of excellence must continually be crafted.


It must be built daily—one brick at a time—


And added to continuously each and every day hence forth.







~ 12 Steps To An Honorable and Successful Life  ~




Be Positive.

Start each day with a positive outlook, stay positive,

and prepare to enter tomorrow with a positive mindset as well.


Develop Good Habits.

Your habits form you, so form good habits.


Develop Good Relationships.

Work hard to cultivate & maintain meaningful relationships with quality people.


Learn from Good Sources and Utilize Good Resources.

Seek out wisdom from good books and intelligent people.


Make the Most of Every Day.

Appreciate each moment, and invest in excellence on a daily basis.


Live With Passion and Purpose.

Make the most of everything the world has to offer,

and give to the world everything that you have to offer.


Be Eternally Grateful.

Don’t take anything for granted, and don’t take anyone for granted.


Have A Vision.

Know what you want to do in life, and know who you want to become in life.


Have A Plan.

Create a logical plan to help you achieve what you want, and to help

you become the person that you desire to be. Then get down to business

and execute that plan to the best of your ability.


Be Flexible.

Always be prepared to adjust, adapt, and improvise in order to

       overcome challenges along the way.


Treat All People With Respect.

By showing respect to other people, you will be making

the world a better place in which to live.


Live Well and Live Honorably. 

Try to live each day as if it were the only day

you were going to be judged on when your life is over.











Be Honorable and Live Honorably.








An Honorable Man  ~  An Original Poem


On all the shores and in all the ports,

You’ll find men, young and old, and of all sorts.

But none of them finer than he

Whose dream it is to be

The one whom people trust,

And the one they see as just.

His are deeds that all admire,

And his is a life that all desire.


Yet, fate is fickle, and this he knows.

Though with ease he walks, and never slows,

Nor ever shows on any day

The slightest contempt in any way.

And on every day,

And in every way,

He answers the call and gives his all,

Whether fortune should assign his rise or fall.


Upon Honor’s mantle he sets his aim—

His thoughts and his words, one in the same.

From the throne of high-Heaven he seeks his applause,

And strives onward always, toward a worthy cause.

Putting lives of others before himself:

On this he counts his truest wealth.

On all that he does he signs his name,

And plays his part in the eternal game.



Be An Honorable Man.  Live An Honorable Life.





































No One Can Take Away Your Honor

There are certain characteristics that we all possess—undeniable traits that each of us is born with and that no one can ever take away from us. Chiefly among these inherent traits is HONOR.  Your honor is who you are as a person; it’s what you stand for, it’s how you treat other people, and it’s the way that you ultimately live your life.

No one, and no situation, can ever force you to compromise with what you think is right.  You are the architect of your life, and you are the author of your own legacy—you, and you alone.  No one can ever take away your honor, unless you allow them to.


“You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by

someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor.”


~  William Lyon Phelps


“Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor

far more precious dear than life itself.


~  William Shakespeare




  R espect all people,  

  E specially women.

  A lways do the right thing.

  L ive a life that matters.







© Copyright ~ Frank DiCocco ~ 2010





Be an Honorable Man.


Live an Honorable Life.

    Be  a  REAL  Man!





Wherever it is that you go in life:

Do your best and do your part.

Autograph your work with excellence.

Craft your life into a beautiful work art.





~ Lou Holtz



 ~ David Bancroft Johnson

“It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily;

but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honorably.”


~  Immanuel Kant