For those who are out there losing their lives in busy daily routines here are the 13 short rules for becoming more effective. These are extremely insightful — worth saving to serve as a daily reminder for everyone.
👉 Focus on your efforts, don’t worry about the results (it’s not in your control)
👉 Train your mind to think only about what you control at this moment.
👉 Read, reflect, digest ten pages of philosophy every day (and then apply)
👉 Sit quietly in an empty room without any distraction (start with ten minutes a day)
👉 Drop all your achievements and failures. Now think and write down who you are.
👉 Dare mighty things. Why not do something that is a little beyond your comfortable area of influence?
👉 Play with your pet. It will make you realize how alive you feel when you practice presence.
👉 Design and schedule a worry break. Write down all your worries during that time.
👉 Enjoy the downs as much as you enjoy the ups.
👉 Do what you can do where you’re planted. Don’t complain.
👉 Don’t constrict your emotions. You’re free to feel both negative and positive emotions. And there’s no positive la-la land.
👉 Remember, if you get knocked down, you can get back up until you’re dead.
👉 Out-suffer the majority. When you have more reasons to try again than to stay down in pain, you win.