Thursday, February 10, 2011

7 Rules

1) Know who is responsible. “I am responsible.” 

When you begin with these three words, 
you can build a new life, even a new world.

2) Believe in something big. 

Whatever it is we place before ourselves 
is what we run toward. 
When we commit to high ideals, 
we succeed before the outcome is known. 
Your life is worth a noble motive.

3) Practice tolerance. 

You’ll like yourself a lot 
more and so will others.

4) Be brave. 

remember, courage is 
acting with fear, not without it.

5) Love someone. 

Because you should know joy.

6) Be ambitious.

 No single effort will 
solve all of your problems, achieve all of your 
dreams, or even be enough--and that’s okay. 
To want to be more than we are is real 
and normal and healthy.

7) Smile. 

because no one else can 
do this for you.

            -Walter Anderson, editor, Parade Magazine