Rules for success

  1. Lifelong learning. Keep your mind active and always be gaining wisdom, I don’t know of any clever and successful person who doesn’t read a lot.
  2. Get what you want by deserving what you want. Want a quality partner and happy marriage for instance, then become someone who deserves such.
  3. Understand your own competence. Put effort in where you are able and improve where you are lacking, this also helps with humility.
  4. Consider yourself a survivor. Never waste time thinking as a helpless victim, there is always something you can do to better yourself.
  5. Learn the big ideas in important disciplines. If your only mental tool is a hammer all problems will start to look like nails, they aren’t.
  6. Understand what you do. If you don’t understand it then stop doing it.
  7. Invest in a circle of trust. Trust others and their trust in you appreciates.
  8. Learn from history. Study others mistakes to avoid making them your self.
  9. You will suffer blows in life. Self pity is not useful here and will only hold you back.
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