Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lessons learned #1

Be less ashamed of yourself. Make friends more. Strive to know people from different backgrounds.

The simplest advice on money is also one of the most difficult to achieve. "Spend less than what you earn".

Eat regular meals; this way you don't feel hungry and overcompensate eating too much. Make it a goal to eat fiber and protein.

A happy life has fidelity at the center of it. Be faithful to your friends, your spouse and to yourself, and the rest will be easy.

Laugh anytime you can. Focus on the positive. Always learn from mistakes - from your own and other's.

Brush your teeth religiously. Tell your loved ones how much you love them, religiously.

If you will get married, have a child, or even adopt a pet, make sure you can be responsible for the future happiness of those who will depend on you.

Life is not a race; it is a journey. Make sure you prepare well and can see it through. Ultimately, the experiences you live and the wisdom you share is all that is left.

Savor every age in it's own time. The past is to remember fondly, not to wish it back. Always create memories.

Lifetime friends will always warm your heart, and you never have to wonder if they will feel the same way.

Cats are amazing. Don't judge cats until you've had one. They can be clean, loving pets.

Respect other's opinions and points of view. You don't have to agree, but you owe respect.

Alcohol is better in moderation. I can't find a good reason to smoke.

Make every effort to make sure what comes out of your mouth is of positive value to those who hear it. Learning when to remain quiet is a virtue.

You are not a $100 bill - some people won't like you from the start. But be honest and true, and they might turn around.

Peace, happiness and a life of value are the worthy pursuits of man.

You can be great, but your power rapidly increases through teamwork. This will work in all areas of your life.

The most important trait for success is determination.

The universe is fair. Don't expect handouts - earn your way. If things change, adapt. Don't let bad luck influence a good strategy.

Always say please, thank you and smile whenever you can.

Read, always read. Even if you don't know what you are looking for - just start.

Home cooking is cheaper, healthier, and with a little time and practice, tastier, than eating out.

Don't assume. Observe, think, and ask.

You need sleep and time off, to be and feel your best.

Work will be a big chunk of your life's time. Make sure you always love what you do for a living.