10 Simple Principles to Live By

1. Don’t Compare Yourself To Others, Be The Best You Can Be

Each and every person in this world is unique and has a unique journey. As Mark Twain once said, “comparison is the death of joy,” and it can lead to low self-esteem and depression when we realize that we can’t be like someone else.

Instead of trying to be better from someone else, focus on what you can do with what you have in order to become the best version of yourself, and not a copy of someone else.

The only real competition in your life is with yourself.

2. You Can’t Change Other People, You Can Only Change Yourself

Trying to change others can only end in disappointment and failure. Every person is independent and is in charge of his/her own behavior and thinking. If you don’t like how someone is treating you, don’t try to change that person, but decide to either not take such behavior seriously, or walk away from that person if he/she makes you uncomfortable and bad.

3. Don’t Try To Do Everything Alone

Being independent and strong is one of the most important things in life for many people and they are usually ashamed or too proud to ask for help and try to do everything alone. But in reality, you can’t do everything by yourself. Allow people who care about you to help you achieve your goals.

The same applies to business – delegate whenever you’re overwhelmed with tasks, and of course, choose the people you trust are able to do things as well as you would.

4. Don’t Be Afraid Of Failure

Life is full of ups and downs, and failures are a great part of success. People who have never failed have probably never made risks or done anything worth mentioning in their life. In fact, every great achievement usually follows a failure. When you fail, regroup, get up and continue moving forward with an even stronger motivation and determination.

Learning from your failures could actually be the best lesson in life which will lead you into new successes.

5. Instead Of Focusing On The Problem, Focus On Solutions

We all face problems throughout life. Focusing on them and becoming depressed because things are not going the way we hoped they would is not going to help.

Instead, focus on what you can do to make the situation better. As the famous song suggests: “Always look on the bright side of life!” Going through life like that will make you more positive and acceptant of your failures. That way, you will be more likely to find solutions to your problems instead of drowning in them.

6. Don’t Be Jealous Of Other People’s Success

When you are jealous because someone is more successful than you, you should realize that you have the same potential – you just haven’t tried as hard as that person has.

Instead of resenting successful people, make them your role model and make an effort to become successful yourself. Jealousy will only make you feel bad and there is no point in that.

7. Laugh A Lot

Laughter can actually heal the soul. If you don’t think that you have a reason to laugh, meet up with your friends and discuss some funny things that happened in the past, watch a funny movie or a video. Let yourself be happy. The more you laugh and smile, the more happiness you’ll attract to your life.

If you’re grumpy all the time, you will make other people grumpy and create a circle of negative emotions. Instead, put a smile on your face, laugh sincerely, and enjoy life.

8. Use Money, Love People

Material things are great to have and they do make our lives easier. But don’t get too attached to them, as they come and go. Focus on your relationships with people instead of loving your money and material things the most. Be a complete person, and not a superficial one.

9. Set Your Priorities

Discover what means to you the most and sort out your priorities. Focus on the things that matter to you and put the irrelevant and unnecessary ones at the end of the list.

10. Regret Nothing

You can’t change the past. Instead of letting those bad feelings of regret overwhelm you, focus on the present and future and doing better from this moment on.