Category Archives: rules

When “small things” get in the way

Recently a friend of mine said “So many small things seem to get in the way of momentum these days.” Dealing effectively with “small things” is first a matter of understanding your priorities. What’s really important or strategic to you? … Continue reading

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Round 2 – Building on the 19 Rules

After 21 posts that introduced 19 rules for effective living it’s time for Round 2.  Within the framework of the 19 rules there are topics that are significant connections that need to be discussed. There are also several new authors … Continue reading

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Re-numbering of Rules

The sequence of my rules has been bothering me. I had to change it! I prefer to end up with “true happiness lies within you”. To me that means – think, internalize, get beyond the external world, be true to … Continue reading

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1a. More on Setting Goals

Goals Setting goals is more than one activity. It requires a lengthy thought process that identifies many other areas that must be more deeply understood before the job is done, at least for the time being. We are all unique. … Continue reading

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16. Postpone Gratification.

I learned this rule a long time ago from my Mom. We didn’t have a lot since my parents were immigrants who didn’t have much in Slovakia either. When I started working I read a lot about how to become … Continue reading

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19. Realize that True Happiness Lies Within You.

More Og Mandino quotes: “Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside.” “Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only … Continue reading

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18. Live This Day As If It Will Be Your Last.

Following are many quotes from Og Mandino. I understand the point of the first quote, but I have a lot of trouble internalizing and visualizing what I should really do. If I knew it was the last day of my … Continue reading

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