What We Can Learn from Frank Sinatra

“The best revenge is massive success.”

― Frank Sinatra

: Frank Sinatra was born to Italian immigrants and it is rumored that it was his mother, who influenced her son to have his trademark self-confidence. He was a high school dropout and in order to please his parents, attended business school shortly thereafter, only to quit that too, after only a year.

Sinatra would become one of the most iconic musical talents of the 20thcentury. He has sold over 150 million albums and won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in From Here to Eternity.

What: If you watch Sinatra’s last public performance on YouTube, you will see he forgets some of the words and his timing is off with the music. Throughout his career, Sinatra personified Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Hunter S. Thompson once wrote: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’” There can be many things that could be said about Sinatra, but one thing is certain, to the end, he gave his all.

How: In an article on LifeHealthPro.com entitled “6 Ways to Give It 100 Percent All Day, Every Day,” it says to:

  1. 1. Start your day early
  2. 2. Start and end every day with a to-do list
  3. 3. Read something positive - and relevant
  4. 4. Tackle your most challenging tasks first
  5. 5. Speak more to those you admire
  6. 6. Make time to do something fun to prevent burnout
In doing these 6 things each day, you can reach your full potential, have maximum productivity, and as the Army once had as its slogan “Be all you can be.”

What can we learn from Frank Sinatra? Give your all.


Jon D. Webster is a stand-up comedian, life and business coach, motivational speaker, and the author of 8 books spanning 6 genres including his latest work, Law of Attraction + Action: The Winning Combination For Success. Jon has been featured on and interviewed by over a dozen podcasts, television shows, and radio shows including Aron Ra, Reason TV, and Evan Carmichael. He has written for half a dozen outlets including this one.

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