May 8, 2016

Leaving the beach, I spotted a beer bottle and picked it up.

Jim looked at me and said, “The standard that you walk by is the standard you keep.”

“Say that again” I said. “Where is that expression come from?”

“I’ll find out,” he said.

We joked about how much garage we pick up along shore lines.That was before I saw him do 70+ push ups in a row or knew he was a retired Major General, Member of the British Empire, lifetime member of the nation’s Olympic Committee and Order of Australia honouree.He was just Jim, calling it like he saw it. Living his values one quiet, powerful decision at a time.

Thanks mate.

Spirit of Australia – Maj. Gen. J E (Jim) Barry AM MBE RFD ED (Retd) BCom UMelb


“The standard you walk past is the standard you accept” – Lieutenant General David Morrison, Australia’s Chief of Army.




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