iheartyoga (iheartyoga) wrote,

100 Things to Live by

This is by far the best thing I've ever read.  I posted it on my dorm door so everyone can read it.  I agree with every single thing and I've highlighted what I believe to be the most important! <3

100 Reminders To Live By

1. make the best of bad situations.

2. look people in the eye.

3. learn to play a musical instrument.

4. be the first to say 'hello'.

5. be forgiving of yourself & others.

6. treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

7. make new friends but cherish the old ones.

8. keep secrets.

9. take lots of snapshots.
10. don’t postpone joy.

11. never give up on anybody. miracles happen everyday.

12. surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts.

13. live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

14. admit your mistakes.

15. make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out.

16. always have something beautiful in sight, even if it's just a flower in a jelly glass.

17. think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures.

18. smile a lot. it costs nothing and is beyond price.

19. learn to listen. opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

20. when someone is relating an important event that happened to them, don't try to top them with a story of your own. let them have the stage.

21. never deprive someone of hope. it might be all they have.

22. when playing games with children, let them win.

23. skip one meal a week and give what you would have spent to charity.

24. strive for excellence, not perfection.

25. take time to smell the roses.

26. pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.

27. be tough-minded but tender-hearted.

28. avoid negative people.

29. be original.

30. never give up on what you really want to do. the person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

31. be kinder than necessary.

32. never be afraid to do things your own way.

33. be romantic.

34. let people know what you stand for - and what you won't stand for.

35. become the most positive & enthusiastic person you know.

36. don't forget that a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

37. show respect to all living things.

38. loosen up. relax. except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.

39. commit yourself to constant self-improvement.

40. don't waste time grieving over past mistakes. learn from them and move on.

41. be a good loser.

42. be a good winner.

43. never tell anyone they look tired or depressed.

44. when someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.

45. keep your promises.

50. keep it simple.

51. take good care of those you love.

52. learn to show cheerfulness, even when you don’t feel like it.

53. never cut what can be untied
54. everyday, show your family how much you love them with your words, with your touch, & with your thoughtfulness.

55. beware of the person who has nothing to lose.

56. lie on your back and look at the stars.

57. leave everything a little better than you found it.

58. never underestimate your power to change yourself.

59. never overestimate your power to change others.

60. get in shape and stay that way.

61. don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river.

62. keep expectations high.

63. accept pain and disappointment as part of life.

64. see problems as opportunities for growth and self-mastery.

65. don’t expect life to be fair. 

66. hear both sides before judging.

67. refrain from envy, it’s the source of much unhappiness.

68. don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first.

69. live your life so that your epitaph could read "no regrets.”

70. be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

71. never waste an opportunity to tell someone you love them.

72. evaluate yourself by your own standards, not someone else’s. 

73. be there when people need you.

74. don’t let anyone talk you out of pursuing what you know to be a great idea.

75. know when to be silent.

76. know when to speak up.

77. remember that no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart & be quick to acknowledge those who help you.

78. take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.

79. pay attention to the details.

80. be loyal.

81. understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on the relationships with people you love and respect. 82. don’t let your possessions possess you. 

83. begin each day with your favorite music.

84. be enthusiastic about the success of others. 

85. don’t procrastinate, do what needs doing when it needs to be done.

86. do more than expected.

87. don’t allow self-pity. The moment this emotion strikes, do something nice for someone less fortunate than you.

88. make a list of 25 things you want to experience before you die. Carry it in your wallet and refer to it often.

89. every person that you meet knows something you don’t. learn from them

90. laugh a lot. A good sense of humor cures almost all of life’s ills.

91. don’t use time or words carelessly, neither can be retrieved.

92. don’t miss the magic of the moment by focusing on what’s to come.

93. don’t be rushed into making an important decision.

94. don’t make the same mistake twice.

95. become someone’s hero.

96. after you’ve worked hard to get what you want, take the time to enjoy it.

97. take life one step at a time.

98. don’t worry about tomorrow, just make it through today.

99. do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

100. live the present - it’s irreplaceable.

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