How To Live The Good Life


'This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it.

- Thomas Carlyle'

Slow DownUrgency and haste instantly diminish accuracy, awareness and happiness. There is a big difference between getting things done and getting things done effectively.

Appreciate Life's Simple PleasuresThe best things in life are free. From a quiet lakeside sunset to sleeping in on a rainy day, life's greatest simple pleasures can only be purchased with mindful awareness.

Foster and Nurture RelationshipsA happy, fulfilling life is a life shared with family and friends.

Be Self SufficientFreedom is the greatest gift. Self sufficiency is the greatest freedom.

Learn About Different ThingsIn life, a jack of all trades is far more equipped than a master of only one. Combining the two is the key.

Concentrate on Your PassionsTrue wealth comes naturally to those who are passionate about their endeavors.

Travel to Distant PlacesThere are places in this world that will open your mind to realities you've never imagined in your wildest dreams. These realities will inject your conscience with healthy, new perspectives.

Talk to StrangersQuite simply, this is how you will meet great people.

Exercise Your 5 SensesSight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Each provides a gateway to rewarding personal experiences.

Use What You HaveSuccess is not the byproduct of limitless resources. Success happens when you stretch the limits of the available resources.

Assist OthersWhat goes around comes around. Nuff said.

Be Clear on Your GoalsYou will never get where you want to go if you don't know what you want.

Make a DecisionIndecision is the leading cause of missed opportunity and wasted time.

Practice General Time ManagementTrying to achieve your goals without doing a little time planning is like sailing the open ocean without a compass and map.

Leave Time for Spontaneous ExcursionsOpportunity sometimes knocks at unexpected times. Make sure you have enough flexibility in your schedule to respond accordingly.

Educate Yourself on the FactsIgnorance is only bliss in a vacuum. In the real world you will eventually be confronted with the facts, and by then it may`be too late. Be aware of reality, get your facts straight and make educated decisions.

Think More, Talk LessThe more you think and the less you talk, the more you will learn and the less you will miss.

Own Up to Your ActionsEither you own up to your actions or your actions will ultimately own you.

Keep Your PromisesNot doing so guarantees loneliness and failure.

Always Find the Positive LessonEvery negative outcome holds a positive lesson. Finding it is the key to greatness.

Forget Perfection, Find SatisfactionPerfect is the enemy of good. The idea of perfection is based primarily on personal opinion, circumstance and flexibility. Instead of searching for perfection, find something that satisfies your needs.

Eat CleanNever doubt the old adageyou are what you eat”.

Sleep WellA tired mind is inefficient and unhappy.

LaughSome of the most memorable moments in your life will be moments spent in laughter.

Be Here NowRight now is the only moment guaranteed to you. Right now is life. Don't miss it.