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11 Be the last to raise your voice
12 Be your own adviser
13 No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt
14 I wish I’d done that – and I will
15 Count to ten – or recite ‘Baa baa black sheep’
16 Change what you can change, let go of the rest
17 Aim to be the ...
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Think about the world's happiest, most contented, most fulfilled people..."How'd they get that way?" "Is it their genes? "No." Money? "Absolutely not."It's about the small choices they make, every day. Things you can do. Things you can change. It's about what "they" know and "you" can lea...
Whoever takes the field, on the field of life, I mean, must be ready to accept its rules. Written or unwritten, they are there and must be accepted. Those who do not know them, do not accept them or oppose them, play out of the game. You may like it or not, but these hundred rules that th...
1 Keep it under your hat
2 You’ll get older but not necessarily wiser
3 Accept what is done is done
4 Accept yourself
5 Know what counts and what doesn’t
6 Dedicate your life to something
7 Be flexible in your thinking
8 Take an interest in the outside wo...
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