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The rules of life : a personal code for living a better, happier, more successful life

Author: Richard Templar
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2006.
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"Think about the world's happiest, most contented, most fulfilled people ... how'd they get they way? Is it their genes? No. Money? Abslutely not. It's about the small choices they make, everyday. Things you can do. Things you can change. It's about what they know and you can learn: 'The Rules of Life'. Here they are: 100 personal, practical rules for dreaming, planning, living, loving, and overcoming even life's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Templar
ISBN: 0131743961 9780131743960
OCLC Number: 62330673
Description: xiv, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Rules for you --
keep it under your hat --
You'll get older but not necessarily wiser --
Accept what is done is done --
Accept yourself --
Know what counts and what doesn't --
Dedicate your life to something --
Be flexible in your thinking --
Take an interest in the outside world --
Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts --
Only dead fish swim with the stream --
Be the last to raise your voice --
Be your own adviser --
No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt --
I wish I'd done that--and I will --
Count to ten--or recite "baa baa black sheep" --
Change what you can change, let go of the rest --
Aim to be the very best at everything you do--not second best --
Don't be afraid to dream --
Don't dwell on the past --
Don't live in the future --
Get on with life--it's whooshing past --
Dress like today is important --
Have a belief system --
Leave a little space for yourself each day --
Have a plan --
Have a sense of humour --
Choose how you make your bed --
Life can be a bit like advertising --
Get used to stepping outside your comfort zone --
Learn to ask questions --
Have dignity --
It's okay to feel big emotions --
Keep the faith --
You'll never understand everything --
Know where true happiness comes from --
Know when to let go--when to walk away --
Look after yourself --
Maintain good manners in all things --
Prune your stuff frequently --
Remember to touch base --
Draw the lines around yourself --
Shop for quality, not price --
It's okay to worry, or to know how not to --
Stay young --
Throwing money at a problem doesn't always work --
Think for yourself --
You are not in charge --
Have something in your life that takes you out of yourself --
Only the good feel guilty --
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. Partnership rules --
Accept the differences; embrace what you have in common --
Allow your partner the space to be themselves --
Be nice --
You want to do what? --
Be the first to say sorry --
Go that extra step in trying to please them --
Always have someone--or something--that is pleased to see you --
Know when to listen and when to act --
Have a passion for your life together --
Make sure your love making is making love --
Keep talking --
Respect privacy --
Check you both have the same shared goals --
Treat your partner better than your best friend --
Contentment is a high aim --
You don't both have to have the same rules --
Family and friends rules --
If you are going to be a friend, be a good friend --
Never be too busy for loved ones --
Let your kids mess up for themselves--they don't need any help from you --
Have a little respect and forgiveness for your parents --
Give your kids a break --
Never lend money unless you are prepared to write it off --
There are no bad children --
Be up around people you love --
Give your kids responsibilities --
Your children need to rebel to leave home --
Your kids will have friends you don't like --
Your role as a child --
Your role as a parent --
Social rules --
We're all closer than you think --
It doesn't hurt to forgive --
It doesn't hurt to be helpful --
Take pride in what we do collectively --
What's in it for them? --
Hang out with positive people --
Be generous with your time and information --
Get involved --
Keep the moral high ground --
Have a plan for your career --
Learn to see your community as part of a bigger picture --
Look at the long-term ramifications of what you do for a living --
Be good at your job --
World rules --
Be aware of the damage you are doing --
Be for the glory, not the degradation --
Be part of the solution, not the problem --
Check what history would say about you --
Keep your eyes open at all times --
Not everything can be green --
Put something back --
Find a new rule every day--or occasionally at least.
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"Think about the world's happiest, most contented, most fulfilled people ... how'd they get they way? Is it their genes? No. Money? Abslutely not. It's about the small choices they make, everyday. Things you can do. Things you can change. It's about what they know and you can learn: 'The Rules of Life'. Here they are: 100 personal, practical rules for dreaming, planning, living, loving, and overcoming even life's toughest adversities ... For knowing what matters ... learning from experience using your intuition ... changing what you can ... de-stressing ... staying younger ... getting stronger. Read 'em. Learn 'em. Live 'em. You'll feel better. You'll live better. You'll be a better friend, partner, parent, child, human being. You'll do it: one small, simple step at a time. One step a day, everyday. Starting today"--Page 4 of cover.

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