By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of  your  happiness or misery. 

2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time & talent. 

3. Give people more than they expect & do it cheerfully. 

4. Become the most positive & enthusiastic person you know. 

5. Be forgiving of yourself & others.

 6. Be generous. 

7. Have a grateful heart. 

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence. 

9. Dicipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement. 

12. Commit yourself to quality. 

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or  prestige, but on relationships with people you love & respect. 

14. Be loyal. 

15. Be honest. 

16. Be a self-starter. 

17. Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your  life. 

19. Be bold & courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret  the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.

 20. Take good care of those you love.

 21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.