I wrote these “rules for a successful life” a million years ago, long before I actually knew anything, let alone how to live.
Years later, I have subconsciously integrated rules like “Wake up before 7am” and “Buy used…” The rule about cold showers came about because I had just read Flinch.
Other rules I had completely forgotten. “Jump on opportunities to talk to strangers.” Who wrote that? “Smiles supersede coolness” doesn’t sound like something young me would have believed, and yet, there it is.
But the one that sticks out is “Create something daily, it doesn’t matter what.” It seems my mind has been beating this drum for a long time. It is time to take my own advice.
Down with rules
Up with success