Have you read Cowboy Ethics – a book focused on showing the financial world how far they have moved away from the values and principles that some of this country’s greatest heroes lived for? Originally, I bought the book because I was intrigued by the photography of the American West, but as soon as I opened the book I began reading, and next time I looked up, I had finished the book.
It really made me take into consideration the Code of the West that the author presents. True, some of the legendary-ness (that may not be a real word, but it sure fits this spot) of the American Cowboy may be stretched or idolized, but the true message of the story comes through loud and clear. The message may be aimed at the financial leaders of the country, but the story is for all Americans to read and to take into account.
Cowboy Ethics – Code of the West
Live Each Day with Courage
Take Pride in Your Work
Always Finish What You Start
Do What Has to be Done
Be Tough, But Fair
When You Make a Promise, Keep It
Ride for the Brand
Talk Less and Say More
Remember That Some Things Aren’t for Sale
Know Where to Draw the Line
Do you have any Cowboy Ethics that would apply well to the world today?
These may sound like a fantasized lyric from some ole worn out country song, but after reading through the story from the author I got to thinking about where my priorities are set and how I treat myself and those around me.
So I strongly recommend this book by author James P. Owen as a good read for those interested in an encouraging read, and not to mention the awe-stirring photos of the American Western Rancher from David R. Stoecklein. I would even consider this as a great gift for those you feel the need to share the message with.
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