♥ Be polite, but don’t try to be friends with everyone around you. Instead, spend time nurturing your relationships with the people who matter most to you.
♥ Your health is your life, keep up with it. Get an annual physical check-up.
♥ Live below your means. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. Always sleep on big purchases. Create a budget and savings plan and stick to both of them.
♥ Get enough sleep every night. An exhausted mind is rarely productive.
♥ Get up 30 minutes earlier so you don’t have to rush around like a mad man. That 30 minutes will help you avoid speeding tickets, tardiness, and other unnecessary headaches.
♥ Get off your high horse, talk it out, shake hands or hug, and move on.
♥ Don’t waste your time on jealously. The only person you’re competing against is yourself.
♥ Surround yourself with people who fill your gaps. Let them do the stuff they’re better at so you can do the stuff you’re better at.
♥ Organize your living space and working space.
♥ Get rid of stuff you don’t use.
♥ Ask someone if you aren’t sure.
♥ Spend a little time now learning a time-saving trick or shortcut that you can use over and over again in the future.
♥ Don’t try to please everyone. Just do what you know is right.
♥ Don’t drink alcohol or consume recreational drugs when you’re mad or sad. Take a jog instead.
♥ Be sure to pay your bills on time.
♥ Fill up your gas tank on the way home, not in the morning when you’re in a hurry.
♥ Use technology to automate tasks.
♥ Handle important two-minute tasks immediately.
♥ Relocate closer to your place of employment.
♥ Don’t steal.
♥ Always be honest with yourself and others.
♥ Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.
♥ Single-task. Do one thing at a time and give it all you got.
♥ Finish one project before you start another.
♥ Be yourself.
♥ When traveling, pack light. Don’t bring it unless you absolutely must.
♥ Clean up after yourself. Don’t put it off until later.
♥ Learn to cook, and cook.
♥ Make a weekly (healthy) menu, and shop for only the items you need.
♥ Consider buying and cooking food in bulk. If you make a large portion of something on Sunday, you can eat leftovers several times during the week without spending more time cooking.
♥ Stay out of other people’s drama. And don’t needlessly create your own.
♥ Buy things with cash.
♥ Maintain your car, home, and other personal belongings you rely on.
♥ Smile often, even to complete strangers.
♥ If you hate doing it, stop it.
♥ Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother.
♥ Apologize when you should.
♥ Write things down.
♥ Be curious. Don’t be scared to learn something new.
♥ Explore new ideas and opportunities often.
♥ Don’t be shy. Network with people. Meet new people.
♥ Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you.
♥ Spend time with nice people who are smart, driven, and likeminded.
♥ Don’t text and drive. Don’t drink and drive.
♥ Drink water when you’re thirsty.
♥ Don’t eat when you’re bored. Eat when you’re hungry.
♥ Exercise every day. Simply take a long, relaxing walk.
♥ Let go of things you can’t change. Concentrate on things you can.
♥ Find hard work you actually enjoy doing.
♥ Realize that the harder you work, the luckier you will become.
♥ Follow your heart. Don’t waste your life fulfilling someone else’s dreams and desires.
♥ Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly.
♥ Take it slow and add up all your small victories.
♥ However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. Accept this simple fact.
♥ Excel at what you do. Otherwise you’ll just frustrate yourself.
♥ Mature, but don’t grow up too fast.
♥ Realize that you’re never quite as right as you think you are.
♥ Build something or do something that makes you proud.
♥ Make mistakes, learn from them, laugh about them, and move along.