Tips for life

We can make our lives easier and happier, make ourselves more appealing to others, and make success more likely, if we do these simple things:<!–[endif]–>

  • Don’t believe everything you hear or read.
  • You can’t please everyone so don’t try.
  • You only get one shot at life so give it the best you’ve got.

 

  • Count your blessings.
  • Your mind can only focus on one thought at a time so make it a positive and pleasant thought.
  • Don’t try to control anyone or allow anyone to control you.

 

  • Before you go to sleep write down anything that is troubling you and/or the things you need to do the next day. You can then relax and sleep more soundly.
  • Never jeopardize your integrity or your reputation.
  • When necessary don’t be too proud to admit that you are wrong, that you need help, that you are sorry, or that you don’t know something.
  • Cultivate a sense of humour.
  • You can learn something from everyone (even children and the elderly).

  • Don’t put things off.
  • Pull your weight and do your fair share.
  • Pay attention.
  • Be loyal.
  • Don’t let anyone rush you into making important decisions.
  • Don’t let anyone talk you into doing anything you don’t feel comfortable doing.
  • If something (or someone) seems too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Have good manners.
  • Be tactful.
  • Reserve judgement until you have all the information.
  • Life isn’t fair so don’t expect it to be and you won’t feel like a victim.
  • Learn to say ‘no’ politely by firmly.
  • Don’t burn your bridges.
  • Learn to see things from the other person’s point of view and to imagine how they feel.

  • Keep your cool.
  • Don’t gamble, gossip, whine or complain.
  • Don’t take those you love for granted.

  • Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
  • We are all influenced by those around us so surround yourself with good people.

  • Don’t always try to be right but rather try to do right.

  • Be a good loser and a good winner.
  • Learn from your mistakes so that you don’t have to repeat them.
  • Have a plan (for your career, life, health and wealth).
  • Don’t take everything so seriously.
  • Embrace self-improvement.
  • Life is unpredictable so don’t be smug or complacent.

  • Look for a job or career that matches your values, interests, temperament and abilities.
  • Don’t waste energy carrying grudges.
  • Have good posture.
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