“Excellence is the gradual result of trying to be better.”
I’m nowhere near being all of these every single day, but I hope I can keep making even a small improvement in these areas every day:
 Praise more than you criticise.
 If you can say the same thing calmly, don’t shout.
 Look inside of you to find happiness first before looking outside for it.
 Love your parents when they are alive.
 Never take advantage of others, even when you can. Always be fair.
 Don’t force others to do what you are unwilling to do yourself.
 When others tell you where your behavior need correction, listen first before defending yourself.
 See the good side of even the worst events. There is always a good side.
 Never mistake being timid for being gentle. Gentleness can be brave and decisive. But timidity often hides itself under the excuse of having good intention for others.
 Give up only when you have tried all routes, including the ones that are not obvious at first.
 See things and people as they are, not as you want them to be.
 Forgive more often than you are willing to.
 Even when you are tired and sleepy, never shout at people. If you don’t feel like talking nicely, keep quiet.
 Even if you don’t love animals, don’t harm them.
 Always make a conscious decision on how each day will be lived. Never live on autopilot.
 Make friends with people for no other reason than friendship. Never make friends with people to use them for something.
 Even if you love your work, always have a hobby. So when work gets frustrating you can go somewhere else and come back again refreshed.
 Only accept wealth you fairly earned. Don’t be greedy.
 Learn something new every day with no exceptions.
 Be open to learning a new skill, language or cultures that will probably not make you any money. And do this often. It will keep you open-minded.
 Let other people talk about your newest achievements. Never talk about them yourself. It will slow down your progress.
 Keep quiet when you are working. Don’t make it a habit to talk about your most minute progress to everyone you know. It will make your work much harder to complete.
 Cherish friendships. Real ones are rare.
 Don’t use alcohol or any addictions to help you resolve your problems. They only help you avoid them.
 Respect children. Don’t shout at them. Don’t dismiss them. Answer their questions. They will one day grow up. Teach them how to be a good human being by example.
 Care for the feelings of old people. Don’t make them feel invisible. They have contributed their part in the conveniences we have today.
 Be truthful. Don’t lie. It will become a habit.
 Use your hands as much as you use your brain, and vice versa.
 Be kinder than you feel like you should be.
This list will be updated.
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