are the 'Values and Rules for Living' I wrote and try to follow.
Note that they are ideals. They're written as if they have already
been achieved (positive thinking, you know!) but I am still working
on them every day.
am the most positive person I know. Attitude will always
triumph over circumstance. Because I control my attitude, I
control my destiny. I associate with positive people in
set the standard for personal integrity. Anytime I act
consistently with my values, anytime I am honest and truthful,
anytime I do what is right, I feel great. I influence others
am intensely passionate about life! I feel passion anytime I
choose to. When I communicate passionately, when I cause
others to feel passionate about life, when I set an example of
a healthy passion for living, I feel great!
am a living example of health and vitality. Anytime I enjoy
healthy physical activity or exercise effectively, anytime I
learn how to improve health and vitality, anytime I eat right
and live in harmony with my own health philosophy, I feel
healthy and full of energy!
am playful and fun to be around. After all, life is a game! I
feel playful anytime I think or act in the spirit of play,
anytime I am able to bring about that spirit in others. I play
hard and I play to win! Above all, I enjoy it!
am happy simply because I want to be. I don't need a reason to
feel happy! I spread happiness and cheer all around me.
I show love or respect to others, anytime I appreciate someone
or something, anytime I make others feel loved or respected, I
understand and value the power of investing in the future.
Financially, personally, through family, friendships, business
environment, groups, and country, I am a wise investor and
inspire others to do the same. I feel excited about the
compound rewards that come from wise investments.
am an adventurer! Life is a game full of adventure, and I
treat it that way. I maintain an adventurous spirit and
associate with others who share that spirit.
value accomplishment. I feel a great sense of accomplishment
anytime I do something I set out to do; anytime I influence or
assist others to achieve something they desire to achieve.
admire competence in myself and others. Anytime I improve or
demonstrate my own competence, anytime I learn new skills and
use them, anytime I can build competence in others, it feels
continuously seek personal growth. I feel it anytime I have a
new realization or learn something new, anytime I observe or
cause growth in others. Personal growth increases personal
I realize I am ultimately in control, anytime I have a choice,
or the freedom to act or express myself, I feel free. When I
grant freedom to others I feel great!
am a creative person. I admire creativity in others.
am a contributor to the betterment of the world around me - by
example, leadership, resources, or time. I value wise
contributions which effectively deal with the root cause of a
situation. Wise, effective contributions make the world a
avoid negativity like a plague. I do not tolerate negative
people or media. I act swiftly to eliminate negativity from my
recognize laziness for the insidious devil that it is. I
understand the difference between relaxation and laziness. I
will not tolerate or give in to laziness.
is the enemy of accomplishment, of pride, if investment, of
winning in life! I am an effective eliminator of
procrastination in self and others.
smothers all that is desirable in life. It causes one to
cringe and withdraw. I pursue integrity and ethical behavior
so as not to be shackled by guilt. I am true to my own values,
and help others avoid the encumbrance of guilt.
I feel worry, I decide to take effective action and put myself
into a resourceful state. I do not succumb to the crippling
effect of worry. I am a doer, a winner, not a worrier!
all your actions effective. "If you are going to do
something, do it right!"
is understandable, in a field one has not perfected, to be
unaware of facts. But it is inexcusable to remain ignorant of pertinent details when one has had time to
prepare. If one chooses to play the game, one must be
direct contact, the written word, audio tapes and other media,
I associate with people who share or exemplify my values. I
avoid those who consistently waste their time and mine with