21 Suggestions for Success in Life

1. Marry the right person. This decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worth your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Be the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possession, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did wrong.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.


  1. I like all of it. Some items are a bit ouch on my part but that's really a good suggestion Mama.

    Always take care... xoxo

  2. I like 17, but I'd rather rephrase it as "Be decisive, not hesitating; even if you could be wrong, it's better than being wishy-washy".

  3. @Sam
    Life is a learning process Sam, I know you're going to have a great life.

    I find that people who cannot make up their mind sometimes have no backbones. I think it should also read "Dont be afraid to fail."


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