Here are a few tidbits of wisdom and life rules that I found today, written by H. Jackson Brown. They were too good not to share with you.
Compliment three people each day.
Watch a sunrise at least once a year.
Overtip the breakfast waitress.
Look people in the eye.
Say “thank you” a lot.
Say “please” a lot.
Live beneath your means.
Buy whatever kids are selling on cards tables in front of the store.
Treat everyone you meet as you want to be treated.
Donate two pints of blood every year.
Make new friends but cherish the old ones.
Don’t waste time learning the “tricks of the trade”, instead, learn the trade.
Admit your mistakes.
Be brave, even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
Choose a charity in your community and support it generously with your time and money.
Read the Bill of Rights.
Use credit cards only for convenience, never for credit.
Give yourself a year and read the Bible, cover to cover.
Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.
Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.
Pray not for things but for courage and wisdom.
Never take action when you’re angry.
Have good posture.
Enter a room with purpose and confidence.
Don’t discuss business in an elevator. You never know who may overhear you.
Never pay for work before it’s completed.
Be willing to lose a battle in order to win the war.
Beware of the person who has nothing to lose.
Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly.
Don’t expect life to be fair.
Never underestimate the power of forgiveness.
Instead of using the work problem, substitute it with opportunity.
Never walk out on a quarrel with your spouse.
Regarding furniture and clothes; if you think you’ll be using them five years or longer, buy the best you can afford.
Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
Forget committees. New, noble, world-changing ideas always come from one person working alone.
Street musicians are a treasure. Stop for a moment and listen; then leave a small donation.
When faced with a serious health problem, get at least three medical opinions.
Wage war against littering.
After encountering inferior service, food or products, bring it to the attention of the person in charge. Good managers will appreciate knowing.
Don’t procrastinate. Do what needs doing when it needs to be done.
Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his deathbed, “Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office.”
Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know.”
Don’t be afraid to say “I’m sorry.”
Make a list of 25 things you want to experience before you die. Carry it in your wallet and refer to it often.
Call your mother.
Can you imagine how wonderful our world would be if every other person you knew would follow just half of this advice. Spread the word, it might take hold.
What piece of wisdom would you add to this? Think about it and get back to me…