We’re not born with a manual on how to live life, which forces us to learn lessons the hard way. Our education system today may teach us how to make a living, but it doesn’t teach us how to live. Life can be hard, complicated and confusing. We’ll never encounter two situations that are exactly the same, but we have to figure out the right way to act in any situation.
There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to learn, grow and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.
That being said, these few rules can help us handle life and make smart decisions. We can call them the Golden Rules for Life.
We can do anything that we set our mind to. We are the authors of our own lives. We have unlimited potential!!
We are a living magnet. We literally attract the things, people, ideas and circumstances to us that vibrate and resonate at the same energy frequency as ours.
“Do you realize that your life at this very moment is the result of everything that you have ever thought, done, believed or felt up until now?”
— Jack Canfield
We can start right now to consciously and deliberately attract whatever we desire in this lifetime.
A courageous person is one who acknowledges his or her mistakes and immediately takes steps to rectify them.
“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”
— R. G. Ingersoll
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.
We should never take anyone for granted, especially the ones who are close to us. We should hold that person in our heart because we might wake up one day and realize that we lost a diamond while we were busy cutting stones.
Some people think that to be strong is never to feel pain. Those who are strong are the ones who feel it, understand it and accept it.
Never expect things to happen or be resigned to your fate. Put in the necessary effort to make them happen.
Never expect to be given a good value. Create a positive, enduring value of your own.
“Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.”
— Jesse Jackson
Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. Let them put efforts, struggle and work hard to attain their goals, so that they can have a sense of achievement.
“There’s no shortcut to anywhere worth going.”
— Thomas A. Edison
“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either.”
— Leo Burnett
Be natural; life is to live, as it should be, not to impress others or for them to see, but for our own peace of mind and contentment.
To be happy in life, we must learn the difference between what we need and what we want.
“The first sign that you are becoming spiritual is that you are becoming cheerful. If you have a clouded face, do not go out that day. What right have you to carry this disease out into the world?”
— Swami Vivekananda
So smile and laugh!
Life is a mixture of sunshine and pleasure, teardrops and pain.
We should just keep on smiling and we will find that when we smile, our day will be brighter and all our burdens will seem so much lighter.
For each time we smile, we will find it is true that, somebody, somewhere, will smile back at us.
Sometimes joy is the source of our smile, but sometimes our smile can be a source of other’s joy.
And nothing on earth can make life more worthwhile than sunshine and warmth of a beautiful smile.
“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and famous preservers of good looks.”
There is not a shred of evidence to prove that life is serious.
When Self-knowledge matures, then the entire creation is nothing but an encyclopedia of jokes!!
“Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway!”
— Sid Caesar