February 19, 2011


  1. Don’t try to read other people’s minds.  Don’t make other people try to read yours.  Communicate.
  2. Be polite, but don’t try to be friends with everyone around you.  Instead, spend time nurturing your relationships with the people who matter most to you.
  3. Live below your means.  Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.  Always sleep on big purchases.  Create a budget and savings plan and stick to both of them.
  4. Get enough sleep every night.  An exhausted mind is rarely productive.
  5.  Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man. 
  6. Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.
  7. Don’t waste your time on jealously.  The only person you’re competing against is yourself.
  8. Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps.  Let them do the stuff they’re better at so you can do the stuff you’re better at.
  9. Get rid of stuff you don’t use.
  10. Ask someone if you aren’t sure.
  11. Don’t try to please everyone.  Just do what you know is right.
  12. Always be honest with yourself and others.
  13. Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.
  14. Single-task.  Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.
  15. Finish one project before you start another.
  16. Be yourself.
  17. Stay out of other people’s drama.  And don’t needlessly create your own.
  18. Smile often, even to complete strangers.
  19. If you hate doing it, stop it.
  20. Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
  21. Apologize when you should.
  22. Write things down.
  23. Be curious.  Don’t be scared to learn something new.
  24. Explore new ideas and opportunities often.
  25. Don’t be shy.  Network with people.  Meet new people.
  26. Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you.
  27. Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven, and likeminded.
  28. Let go of things you can’t change.  Concentrate on things you can.
  29. Find hard work you actually enjoy doing.
  30. Realize that the harder you work, the luckier you will become.
  31. Follow your heart.  Don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires.
  32. Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly.
  33. Take it slow and add up all your small victories.
  34. However good or bad a situation is now, it will change.  Accept this simple fact.
  35. Excel at what you do.  Otherwise you’ll just frustrate yourself.
  36. Mature, but don’t grow up too fast.
  37. Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are.
  38. Build something or do something that makes you proud.
  39. Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along.
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