May 06, 2009


21 Suggestions for Success By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1. 1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be a self-starter.
17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. 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.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud."


  1. #1 IS the most important one of them all.
    And I have to work on #19- I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat about trying new things.
    This was a great list.
    What was your favorite?

  2. Great list!

    Now, if I could only find number 1....

  3. Good morning from the north coast!

    I LOVED THIS! Great post. I think I should print it and keep it on my wall in front of me.....great ideas and thoughts to live by every day.

    THANKS for sharing it!

  4. Thanks for the comments! I am blessed with an excellent number one. He is always my favorite. I think 22 should be: Forgive, let it go and give in to being a only character in a much larger story. Peace for all