Tuesday, December 30, 2008

21 Hints for a Happy Life

69 comments :
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 relationship with people you love and respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest . 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive even it 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.

69 comments :

Barrett said...

Tudor: What a pleasure to read your blog... keep it up!

Dan Mihaliak said...

Very good advice. This list should probably be given to all high school graduates upon graduation.

- i.r.v.i.n.e - said...

marrying the right person seems the hardest thing to do! there is still many years to determine whether she/he is right or not.

Renee said...

:)
Thanks for the thoughts.
To a Blessed day.

Vic said...

Great post, and very apt as we head into 2009.ev

zaizab said...

Tudar, Happy New Year 2009 from Malaysia! It's nice to read your blog content.

pinaykeypoint said...

Happy New year!! Wishing you all the best in 2009. Good life & Good health. More blessings to all of us. Cheers!!

Emmy said...

Your blog is very interesting and of course it's useful for me, thank you !

Emmy
http://informationofskincare.blogspot.com/

Alanza Yodha said...

Hei,, wHich oNe I have to do fiRst?

And, hAve u Got your real hAppy Life? ^^

Alice said...

Nice list & great advice. I always think being appreciative and grateful is important for happiness. Even when we face problems, there are always something to be grateful for - health, family, etc.

Happy New Year! : )

The Scribe said...

I wish I could relive the #1 part, haha...anyway, that leaves 20 hints I'm qualified for...Great self-centric blog!!! Hope you don't mind my adding you...Ciao!

Shirlatude said...

Very good advice, each "hint" is right on.

Bendz said...

Hi,

Well said.
The first and last are simply superb.

:-)
Insurance Agent

Footsteps said...

You hit it. I think # 7 is key. Even in one's darkest times, there is always something to be grateful for...

Zara said...

hiya..thanks for dropping by at my blog.Hope u have a happy and successful year !!

Zara

elysplanet said...

This is a nice post. Thanks.

Kamau Harrison said...

Hi Tudor,
Great advice you,ve got there, but must admit they are not easy to implement to the letter.Hey just curious did you come up with them through experience or did you read from books:-) ?
Regards, Harrison Nairobi Kenya.
Blog address http://promaxbuilders.blogspot.com

Rajshekhar Karlekr said...

good tips for life. For this new year everybody must keep this list visible and needless to say you will have happy life
Raj
http://bodynmindbalance.blogspot.com/

esther said...

Hi Tudor,
nice & useful tips ! Thank you for visiting my website !

Sharon said...

Tudor, we should always try to be better to ourselves, to others, and you are right... never do anything that will not make our mothers proud!

Keep up the good work....

Mohan^ said...

Great blog, keep it up

Nathan Gurley said...

Thanks Tudor, these are all good points and thoughts to live by.

Astri said...

very nice and so wise. But for marrying the right person, well that kind of hard coz we never know is he/she the right person before its end.

C.Alv.B said...

Emm..I like the hints..lol.. but hints number one make me wonder..we dont whether he/she is a right one.. :)

KINGdom of Saudi Arabia said...

Hello there! I was here!

kenneth said...

thanx alot bro!!! very well put n well defined esp as we step into 2009. well, u've jus found urself a believer n a follower. keep me posted, ok. till later bro.......

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

Life's gonna throw stuff at you. You might as well decide to be happy. Too many people wait for the right circumstances to align before they find happiness. That will NEVER happen, so go ahead and be happy, now. Create a "baseline of happiness" in your life. :)

I like your blog, Tudor.

Laura in Virginia, USA

Nakashathra said...

Interesting Tudor..in fact 21 truths revealed...:)

Briane P said...

Hey, Tudor-- I like your blog so much I've mentioned it on my own:

http://www.troublewithroy.com/2009/01/welcome-some-new-readers-and-kate-is.html

Keep up the good work.

poppi said...

This is so lovely I think I'll forward it on to my family.

Emma said...

At first I thought it was a waste of time to read such a post, but on a closer look I discovered it's worth more than worrying over spyware damage.
lol...keep it up.

Antz2 said...

Point 2 to 21 seems easy for me. Point 1, fiuh.... still searching until now. btw, its really nice & useful articles for me.Thanks.

Vetrimagal said...

I am not sure how your link landed on my yahoo mail groups. But out of curiosity ( your name) , I looked into your blog and liked your writing.

The list is not unknown, but being reminded about stuff , is really good.

Thanks, and hope to look into your blog now and then.

In case you are interested , I am from India.

Anonymous said...

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I do not care if you are paraplegic or just a brain.
For your happiness please, get in touch with me.
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Island Girl said...

Hi Tudor,
I have just had a brief look at your blog (I am at school frantically trying to complete my reports!), and it seems so interesting! Will have a closer read when the report pressure is off.

Brock said...

Hey Tudor! I really enjoyed "21 Hints for a Happy Life". The 22nd one would be "The Wife is Always Right!". Can't go wrong there. I invite you one and all to take a look at www.squigglefly.com and see my small website effort. Any feedback or suggestions on how to improve it will be greatly appreciated! Best Wishes, Brock

jewel said...

thanks 4 the advice , its useful for me
jewel

thevemo™ said...

marry with right person and still virgin...

Cheryl Lynn said...

Hi Tudor, pleased to meet you. I loved your "21 Hints for a Happy Life." Very sound advice.

Have a great evening and keep writing.

raynz said...

Truly great tips!!! I already know some of them but failed to give them much importance. Thanks for the reminder and your effort to share it with me.

Elly said...

I came up to your blog after I found out that you are following mine:) I wanted to see who my readers are. What a nice blog! I really like it and will follow it up from now on. The points are sooo true. Thanx for sharing

Joan said...

I really like all of those ideas, I try to live by them. Thanks Joan

Eclecticity said...

Tudor, thanks for checking in on my blog. Glad that you like it. You sure do get a lot of comments. That must be gratifying. Keep up the good work! E.

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Those 21 things are very difficult to accomplish. But then your advise is very sound. It will take years for domeone to acheive those especially in the metarilistic and money-driven world.

Well, nice hearing from Romania. I want to go there someday.

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Merryn said...

marrying the right person? how do we know we married the right person? only after we are married n if we lasted into our twilight years, then we'll know that he is the right one for us.. :) if not, turn back the clock n dun marry him! hahahaha.. nice blog!

Evelin said...

I am 100% agree with you.
I'll be visiting you to read more about your site.
I invite you lo visit me too and as we are friends on my blogs i ask you to sign my guestbook on my blog. HOpe to see you there.
If you do not speak spanish, you can use the translator button.

Hélène Glehen said...

Hi Tudor,
La multi anni !
If I can complete your 21 hints in my life I am a saint indeed !
I've visited your wonderful country in 2005 and 2007. My daughter is married with a romanian. They live here in France.
La revedere

Marlio said...

Very interesting.
I'm so proud that you added me on MyBloglog. I'm brazilian and would like to keep in contact.
Thanks
Márlio
PutsGrilo!com
www.putsgrilo.com

yafeth said...

It's good post. Much people can't live with happy in this world. For me, knowing where our heart belongs is the happiest thing. Knowing there's another knows us and love us. Either on earth or in heaven. I hope we'll have a high quality happy live as long as we live in this earth.

jlarson750 said...

Very good. It wouldn't hurt some of us to print and frame that!

Lady Prism said...

I heart your bog! :>

Robin said...

What, drink in moderation isn't an option? And how about, "if at first you don't succeed...sky diving is not for you?"

I"m so into smart ass mode and then I get to you and want me to be a better person? What's up with that? Fun hater! LOL.

I'm digging this, read your Wal Mart blog thing...hooted (maybe, kinda, snorted?)...you should go with my SE (spouse equivalent), he goes every 3 months and I swear to something it's like he awoke from a 3 year coma...there is all kinds of new, "amazing" products on the shelf that he is flabbergasted I haven't brought home and stocked. My grocery bill goes up 100 bucks when he tags along, show this post to your wife...I'm sure she agrees!

Love the list...agree, but I'm Pollyanna after all...reincarnated? Could have the the whole "regan" thing going on underneath?! LOL! I'm diggin this...so goona link ya~

Odile S said...

very good advice. practicing the points you mention is more difficult than planning to though... I'm happy when I succeed at getting any of these right.
wish you well.

rillys said...

i agree

powderroomtalk.com said...

Wow Tudor, I love your list it's very inspiring. I think I'm gonna have to copy the ones I am capable of doing right now and post them nearby so I can remember them each day.. lovely! :)
P.S. And like many others I hope to marry the right person :P

cdason said...

I truly agree with #1...

Nothing beats that fact!

Sue said...

Great post! Contains a lot of common sense wisdom, that is so often lost in today's culture!

Lori said...

Hello,

You have spelled out the "formula" for what makes an successful entrepreneur (in addition to being happily married).

cher said...

all very good points

Sandi said...

Great advice. Glad to start following you.

beth said...

Great list and I'm following it pretty well, except doing the technical things on my blog isn't coming naturally.

Marie said...

Magnifique.

yulz said...

good post

NhonPT said...

Thanks for sharing! It's really inspiring and great!

Might I ask how can you find them?

Barbara said...

18. Stop blaming others.

What is with the Talibans, that you have post something?

tzongyih said...

What you said is so true!
Enjoy when reading your blog, keep it up!

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