I received these suggestions in an email recently. I wanted to share them with you.
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say 'God bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
SEVENTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
EIGHTEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
NINETEEN. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY. Spend some time alone and while you are at it, visualize in your own mind's eye, yourself already accomplishing your dreams and goals.
TWENTY ONE. Realize that you can have anything in life you want, if you help enough other people get what they want.
BONUS As I always say, "Your life today is the result of your Attitude and the Choices you have made in the past, your life tomorrow will be the result of your Attitude and the Choices you make today. Choose Success!" Your Greatest Power Is The Power To Choose! You can have, do or be anything you desire!
As Jim Rohn said, "You cannot change your Destination overnight, but you can change your Direction overnight." It just takes a Decision made with Character. Character as defined by Frank VanderSloot is "the ability to carry through with a decision long after the emotion of making the decision has passed."