In 2020, I wrote about the Ten Rules Of My Life - a manifesto of the important values I use as a GPS to live my best life. As I keep taking in new experiences, new people, new conversations, and new insights, new values also begin to take root and get added to my Rules of Life. As 2022 dawns, I have added 11 new rules to my original list of ten.
Here are my 21 rules of life that I carry with me as we welcome 2022.
- If something does not kill me, it is undoubtedly a life lesson, and it will make me stronger and better than where I am today.
- Don’t waste time and energy on things you can’t control.
- It does not matter how good or bad your situation is today. Be sure; it will change. So maturity is in being balanced irrespective of whether the situation is very good or very bad.
- When you are in a state of stress of any sort, pay attention to your breathing. There is nothing more calming.
- Don’t sweat on what happened and instead focus on what is happening. Be present.
- Envy is a waste of time. You already have everything you need.
- Invest in your fitness and health for your family’s sake.
- As a parent, what you DO speaks louder than what you SAY. Your children will be influenced by what you do and not what you say.
- What others think of you matters less than what you think of yourself.
- Positive thinking does not guarantee success, but negative thinking will certainly guarantee failure.
- Always be prepared to take risks because it means you are trying. In the end, you will only regret the chances you did not take.
- Take full responsibility in whatever you are doing. Don’t whine, complain and give excuses because they add no value.
- Don’t break the chain when it comes to good habits. The pain of restarting a good habit is much more than the pain of continuing with the good habit.
- Don’t take yourself too seriously. No one is.
- Always say YES, particularly when your inner voice is telling you to say NO because of fear or discomfort. YES is your gateway to your potential.
- You don’t know all the answers. Always be ready to take help.
- Be generous in giving-time, smiles, appreciation, help, attention, money. You will be happier when you give.
- Don’t judge others. You never know the full story.
- Seek to be around those better than you always. They will make you better.
- Spend time with yourself everyday. You will get to know yourself better and become better at managing your life.
- Don’t let Busy distance you from your family and friends. They are the only one’s who matter.
Stay safe, stay peaceful, stay contented, stay blessed, stay happy - Wishing everyone a brilliant 2022.
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