Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Rules of Life - A Persnol Code for Living a Better, Happier, And More Successful Kind Of Life

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 The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of life. The Rules of life are the guiding principles that will help you get more out of life, shrug off adversity more easily, and generally be a happier, calmer, more fulfilled person. You'll feel the benefits, and so will everyone around you.
For reasons that are too long and complicated to go into here, I had to live with my grandparents for a couple of years when I was very young. They, like many of their generation, were hardworking, contented sort of people. My grandfather had taken early retirement owing to an industrial accident (a truck-load of bricks fell on his foot) and my grandmother worked in a large department store in London. Having me dumped unexpectedly on her for a while obviously caused logistical problems. I
was too young for school, and my grandfather wasn’t to be trusted to look after me at home. (Men didn’t look after children in those days…my, how things have changed.) Her solution was to tuck me under her wing—on some days physically as well as metaphorically, as she smuggled me past managers and supervisors— and we went to work together. 

Part I: Rules for You 

1 Keep It Under Your Hat
2 You’ll Get Older But Not Necessarily Wiser
3 Accept What Is Done Is Done 
4 Accept Yourself
5 Know What Counts and What Doesn’t
6 Dedicate Your Life to Something
7 Be Flexible in Your Thinking 
8 Take an Interest in the Outside World
9 Be on the Side of the Angels, Not the Beasts
10 Only Dead Fish Swim with the Stream
11 Be the Last to Raise Your Voice 
12 Be Your Own Adviser
13 No Fear, No Surprise, No Hesitation, No Doubt
14 I Wish I’d Done That—and I Will
15 It’s OK to Give Up
16 Count to Ten—or Recite “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
17 Change What You Can Change; Let Go of the Rest
18 Aim to Be the Very Best at Everything You Do— Not Second Best
19 Don’t Expect to Be Perfect
20 Don’t Be Afraid to Dream
21 If You’re Going to Jump Off a Bridge, Make Sure
You Know How Deep the Water Is
22 Don’t Dwell on the Past
23 Don’t Live in the Future 
24 Get on With Life—It’s Whooshing Past
25 Be Consistent
26 Dress Like Today Is Important 
27 Have a Belief System 
28 Leave a Little Space for Yourself Each Day
29 Have a Plan 
30 Have a Sense of Humor
31 Choose How You Make Your Bed
32 Life Can Be a Bit Like Advertising
33 Get Used to Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone
34 Learn to Ask Questions
35 Have Dignity
36 It’s OK to Feel Big Emotions
37 Keep the Faith
38 You’ll Never Understand Everything
39 Know Where True Happiness Comes From
40 Life Is a Pizza
41 Know When to Let Go—When to Walk Away
42 Retaliation Leads to Escalation
43 Look After Yourself
44 Maintain Good Manners in All Things 
45 Prune Your Stuff Frequently
46 Remember to Touch Base
47 Draw the Lines Around Yourself
48 Shop for Quality, Not Price
49 It’s OK to Worry, or to Know How Not To
50 Stay Young
51 Throwing Money at a Problem Doesn’t Always Work 
52 Think for Yourself 
53 You Are Not in Charge
54 Have Something in Your Life That Takes You Out of Yourself 
55 Only the Good Feel Guilty
56 If You Can’t Say Anything Nice, Don’t Say Anything at All
Part II Partnership Rules
57 Accept the Differences, Embrace What You Have in Common
58 Allow Your Partner the Space to Be Themselves
59 Be Nice
60 You Want to Do What?
61 Be the First to Say Sorry
62 Go That Extra Step in Trying to Please Them
63 Always Have Someone—or Something—That Is
Pleased to See You 
64 Know When to Listen and When to Act 
65 Have a Passion for Your Life Together 
66 Make Sure Your Love Making Is Making Love 
67 Keep Talking
68 Respect Privacy
69 Check You Both Have the Same Shared Goals
70 Treat Your Partner Better Than Your Best Friend
71 Contentment Is a High Aim
72 You Don’t Both Have to Have the Same Rules
Part III Family and Friends Rules
73 If You Are Going to Be a Friend, Be a Good Friend
74 Never Be Too Busy for Loved Ones 
75 Let Your Kids Mess Up for Themselves—They Don’t Need Any Help from You 
76 Have a Little Respect and Forgiveness for Your Parents
77 Give Your Kids a Break
78 Never Lend Money Unless You Are Prepared to Write It Off
79 Keep Quiet 
80 There Are No Bad Children
81 Be Up Around People You Love 
82 Give Your Kids Responsibilities 
83 Your Children Need to Fall Out with You to Leave Home
84 Your Kids Will Have Friends You Don’t Like
85 Your Role as a Child
86 Your Role as a Parent
Part IV Social Rules
87 We’re All Closer Than You Think 
88 It Doesn’t Hurt to Forgive
89 It Doesn’t Hurt to Be Helpful
90 What’s in It for Them?
91 Hang Out with Positive People 
92 Be Generous with Your Time and Information
93 Get Involved 
94 Keep the Moral High Ground
95 Just Because You Have, Dosen’t Mean They Have Too
96 Do Compare Yourself with Other People 
97 Have a Plan for Your Career 
98 Look at the Long-Term Ramifications of What You Do for a Living
99 Be Good at Your Job 
100 Be Aware of the Damage You Are Doing
101 Be for the Glory, Not the Degradation 
102 Be Part of the Solution, Not the Problem 
103 Check What History Would Say About You
104 Not Everything Can Be Green 
105 Put Something Back 
106 Find a New Rule Every Day—or Occasionally at Least

Author Details
 "Richard Templar"

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