There is one thing in life that all people should be taught. It’s how to live a good life and walk the right path. This will avoid any pitfalls and help someone succeed in their personal and professional lives. Teaching this success recipe can be simplified into 7 basic rules: commitment, responsibility, honesty, trustworthiness, helpfulness, forgiveness, and gratitude. You must learn these and then apply them at work and at home. Let’s talk about each rule separately:
The First Golden Rule
Commit yourself! Be sure of what you want from life – know your priorities and goals. Then go for it wholeheartedly, concentrating on your goal to achieve it within a reasonable time. Be patient but strong-willed too: not permitting yourself to get distracted by the competition. Do not apologize for who you are and what you believe in, and never let anyone else make you change your mind about either: they will only weaken your resolve.
Finally, be sure of success – but if failing is a possibility, then decide that it won’t be through lack of trying; commit yourself to do everything within your powers (and more) to achieve your goal.
The Second Golden Rule
You must take responsibility for your life. No one can make you unhappy, angry, or resentful; these are emotions of free will and their source is always within yourself. Also, no one (except you) holds the power over any aspect of your life: not what happens to you nor whom you meet on your path through life – it is all up to you!
Finally, act with decision and commitment – but be open-minded enough to change your mind whenever the situation warrants it. Be brave enough to apologize when necessary. Acknowledge that there’s nothing wrong in admitting a mistake – just don’t repeat it.
The Third Golden Rule
Be honest with everyone always, at all times, and under any circumstances: you will need this for your peace of mind and to avoid unnecessary harm coming to yourself.
Remember, do not say what you don’t mean, and never promise anything without full commitment.
The Fourth Golden Rule
Develop your interpersonal skills so that you can build lasting relationships with other people. These will be the basis of your career and all areas of life. You should listen more than talk, but be thinking while listening – then use that extra knowledge in a conversation or meeting where it is appropriate. Most importantly, remember that respect is earned by giving it! So always show gratitude towards others’ efforts and deeds – even if they did not result exactly as wanted. Be compassionate whenever possible; these actions will make you truly likable.
Finally, be honest with yourself – take advantage of having a wise voice inside your head to listen to. When you are about to make a choice, ask yourself the right questions so that your mind can give you honest answers.
The Fifth Golden Rule
Develop trustworthiness by respecting others’ property and their privacy (if applicable). Do not trespass on other people’s belongings or personal space; these actions show deceitfulness and lack of respect which will lead to further harm to your relationships. Also, always fulfill any promises made; this is the best way to build trust in yourself. And it’s equally important to be ready for anything untoward (an accident) – like failing tests at school or losing possessions – which could happen anytime to anyone. Don’t spend too much time worrying about these things though – just be ready for them.
The Sixth Golden Rule
Develop your helping spirit by always being there for other people when they need you. Never underestimate the power of small kind acts on a daily basis: give advice to those who ask for it, or offer assistance even if it’s not requested. You might feel that others are hurting you but avoid taking revenge on anyone because this will lower your own self-worth and dignity. Also, don’t seek revenge through gossiping, which is just as bad as speaking ill of someone else. And remember that forgiving someone who has done something wrong to you is freeing yourself from their actions – never hold grudges against past events! Forgiveness is a very powerful tool that, when acted upon, will always work in your favor.
The Seventh Golden Rule
Develop tolerance for other individuals’ beliefs and ideas by practicing active listening. This way you allow everyone to have their own opinions without trying to impose your own views on them. Also – through open-mindedness – you can learn from other people’s life experiences and become a more experienced, worldly person yourself. Remember that being extra nice towards someone who has different views or beliefs than yours won’t change the fact that they are wrong! Be careful not to put too much value in gossip either because it might be not completely true – instead, try asking the person who told it what led them to believe such things about another individual.
The Eighth Golden Rule
Develop your awareness of the world around you through curiosity and a constant need for personal growth. Never stop learning new things, reading up on current affairs, or asking questions about other people’s daily lives. Asking the right questions might be difficult at first but remember that you will learn something from everything – even if it seems silly to ask! Also, try not to come to fixed conclusions whenever possible – especially in relationships where misunderstandings can cause serious damage to bonds between friends, family members, or colleagues. Before judging someone else’s actions as wrong, look at them from all angles and think about what kind might have brought them about. And always remain aware of your surroundings so that any is noticed before it becomes too much of a problem.
The Ninth Golden Rule
Develop personal responsibility by refraining from engaging in risky activities that might cause harm to you or other people. Never drink and drive because this shows irresponsibility and carelessness – it’s as simple as that! Also, try not to be too stubborn about your own beliefs and ideas on a subject because open-mindedness is one of the pillars upon which personal growth is built. And finally, don’t engage in unsafe practices unless you are absolutely sure about your partner’s health status!
In short… As long as you use these rules for good, they will surely lead you to become a better, more considerate person. By following them, you will gain many new friends and acquaintances that will help you grow into the kind of individual you always wanted to become.
And remember: it’s never too late to start improving!