Rules to Live By

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Rules To Live By

Here are a few rules I have learned to live my life by, or at least I try to live my life by (some are easier to do than others)

1. Question everything
2. A happy wife, is a happy life
3. Take responsibility for your life up to this point
4. Believe in your ability to change your circumstances
5. Trust your first instinct
6. Want the good things in life, but don’t need the good things
7. Don’t buy until you have the money in your account
8. Never regret what has happened in the past, you can’t change it
9. Always put your family first
10. Don’t gossip
11. If you haven’t used it in 6 months, give it to charity
12. Make your peace with death when you are still healthy
13. Believe in your own higher power, nobody else’s
14. Practice the art of listening
15. Help others without expecting anything in return
16. Help yourself first, that way you have more capacity to help others
17. Don’t get married under pressure
18. Work for someone as a means to work for yourself
19. Stay in touch with your family and friends
20. Get angry with life when you feel the need, life can soak it up just fine
21. Don’t compare your life to others, you are on a different path altogether
22. Never settle for second best
23. Prepare in advance for your own confidence
24. Don’t give your power away by letting others dictate how you feel
25. Stop trying to read everyone’s mind, it can’t be done
26. Hug as much as you can
27. Believe in the power of serendipity
28. Get some sunshine every day
29. Don’t spend half your life in bed, grab the life outside your head
30. Study nature, it’s a gift waiting to be discovered
31. Say ‘I Love You’ from the heart
32. Cut down on your TV time
33. Love your partner with everything you have, but don’t depend on them for anything
34. Know your values in life and start living by them
35. Learn to argue your point
36. Always admit to your mistakes in life and look to rectify them
37. Give everyone one chance
38. Don’t tell everyone all your problems all the time, you just become a pain
39. Know the difference between want and need
40. Don’t be confined by rules, break them every once in a while
41. Be comfortable in your own skin
42. See the positive in every situation
43. Let go of your need to control
44. Drop the resentment within
45. Live in the moment
46. Avoid overanalyzing
47. Stop worrying about the future
48. Drop your ego and be true
49. Have an open mind
50. Appreciate what you have and never compare yourself with others
51. You do what you have to do for your family
52. When appropriate, let your guns do the talking
53. Never talk shit, but always take out the trash
54. Be a dad, not a father
55. Make time for your passion, even if it doesn’t pay the bills
56. Avoid believing that you should have already accomplished certain things
57. Know that close friends should be quality over quantity
58. Don’t believe everything you hear
59. Stand up for what you believe in
60. Stay humble

Average Joe

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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By Average Joe

Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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