One of the simplest, yet effective, ways to improve our chances for success is to spend time with successful people (in whatever field you choose).
While many of us might not know anyone who can mentor us to achieve our dreams, many successful people have taken the time to share their knowledge in the form of books.
Throughout history there have been many great leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King are just three such leaders of the 20th century.
But if we go back slightly further, we would surely say that Thomas Jefferson was also one such leader.
Only recently when I was reading up on him did I find out that he had 10 rules which he lived by and they ring true just as well today as they did back then.
I hope you find them as valuable as I have.
Thomas Jefferson’s Ten Rules
- Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
- Never spend your money before you have earned it.
- Never buy what you don’t want because it is cheap.
- Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
- We seldom repent of having eaten too little.
- Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
- How much pain the evils have cost us that never happened.
- Take things always by the smooth handle.
- When angry, count ten before you speak, if very angry, count a hundred.
While they may sound quite simple I encourage you to try working on one item for a week and see what happens. You may be surprised with the results.