Embrace the larger picture. You are a small part of a large Cosmos. If you harbour egotism you will see less of the outside world and more of yourself, which is very limiting. If you harbour arrogance you are not open to new opinions and ideas, which admittedly includes bad ideas as well as good. Remember, there is infinity beyond us, or more than we can experience in a lifetime.
Set goals, both short term and long. There is much satisfaction in being able to mentally tick off goals on a list. If you have something tangible to show for the goal, all the better.
Don’t let others make you decisions, but be mindful of how your decisions affect others. If you are spiritual, pray about each choice, large or small.
Serendipity is the accidental discovery of something fortuitous. If we look for one thing and find something else, then rejoice in the good luck.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. There will be things that go wrong. Sometimes we bond with somebody over a shared misfortune. The connection with others is probably worth more than the misfortune cost us.
Jealousy is a destructive emotion and only the result of something wrong inside us. Perhaps jealousy of an unfaithful lover is legitimate, but this should probably be given a different name. Most of what we term jealousy is envy of another’s success. Be glad of other’s legitimate success, and appreciate your own. Never
Endeavour to be as healthy as possible. Eat well, exercise, and find how to get a better night’s sleep.
Avoid exposing yourself to cheap junk, gossip or trashy entertainment. Find things that truly engage your interest. Look for classic literature, classic films and classic Television. Cartoons more than a generation old that have remained popular are worth watching; they have proved their appeal by endurance. By contrast, cheap Saturday product promotions are not doing you any good. The same goes for music. If people are still listening to songs a generation after they were released, then there must be some substance in what’s there. There are countless classics, you will find at least some that you like.
Enjoy people and develop social skills.
Pursue creativity, even when you work. There is nothing wrong with conventions if they work, but there are always other options. And todays conventions were creative new ideas at some point in the past.