| Rule 1: Put people before possessions|
A rewarding life is defined by the quality of your relationships.
At the end of your life when you are on your deathbed, you won’task the nurse to wheel in your new car nor will you ask the orderly to cart in the money in your bank account. Instead, you’ll ask that those you love be near you in your final moments and reflect on your memories you have all enjoyed.
If this fact will be important to you then, it should be important to you now.
Rule 2: Do what you really love
Take a moment each day to reflect on whether you are still doing the things you love.
Do you love your career? Do you have hobbies that make your heart sing? Do you enjoy the people you surround yourself with?
And if you are not fulfilled in these areas, ask yourself what coure corrections you must take to make changes.
To be happy, get back to doing the things that you love the most and watch your life soar.
Rule 3: Add variety to your life
The human brain has a need for novelty.
We get complacent when we keep doing the same things with the same people in the same way every day. Interesting enough, if we do the same things with the same people in the same way every day, our life will look the same five, ten, fifteen years from now. So today, commit yourself from your heart, to infuse your days with challenges. Begin to read books you never thought you would read. Try foods you never thought you would try. Pick up the phone and get to know people you never thought you could meet. Take up hobbies you never thought you could do.
Stretch yourself as a human being and you will be pleasantly surprised by the rewards.
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