I I AM NOT PERFECT AND I WILL NOT TRY TO BE The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done. And the only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time. II I WILL NOT TRY TO PLEASE EVERYONE No matter what you do or how you do it, there will always be people who disagree with what you’re doing. That’s life. Don’t try to please everyone. Simply do what is right. III I WILL TAKE PART IN SOMETHING I BELIEVE IN Some people take an active role in their city council, some find refuge in religious faith, some join social clubs supporting causes they believe in and others find passion in their careers. In each case the psychological outcome is the same. They engage in something they strongly believe in. This engagement brings added happiness and meaning to their lives. IV I WILL PRIORITIZE MY OBLIGATIONS AND DO IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST Set priorities for yourself and act accordingly. It’s the only way to get things done. It’s the only way to turn a dream into a reality. V I WILL CHOOSE MY FRIENDS WISELY Your friends are the family you choose. Surround yourself with people who support you. Choose friends who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you–people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it. VI I WILL HELP OTHERS WHEN I AM ABLE When you make a positive impact in someone else’s life, you also make a positive impact in your own life. The more you help others, the more they’ll want to help you. VII I WILL FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE The mind must believe it can do something before it is capable of actually doing it. To overcome negative thoughts and destructive emotions, develop opposing, positive emotions that are more powerful. Regardless of how a situation seems, focus on the next positive step forward. VIII I CAN ONLY BE ME You can’t live in someone else’s shoes. You can only occupy your own. If you aren’t being yourself, you aren’t truly living. Ask yourself: If I don’t like who I am, why should you like me? Be you. That’s when you’re beautiful. IX I WILL BE HERE NOW Life is happening right now. Instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, practice being in the present moment. Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you, don’t miss it. X LIFE GETS BETTER WHEN MY PERCEPTION OF IT DOES The world changes when you change. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, you’ll often find that you’re right. The opposite is also true. The choice is yours.