Chuck’s Top 50 Rules for a Successful and Meaningful Life

  1. Maintain your priorities: God, Health, Family, Career
  2. Always have a plan.
  3. Know where you are going.Life Rules
  4. Stay focused on the big picture.
  5. Maintain your situational awareness.
  6. Keep it simple.
  7. Stay focused on what’s really important.
  8. Focus on what you can control and not what you can’t.
  9. When you lead, lead from the front.
  10. Have confidence in yourself and your abilities.
  11. Never follow the crowd. Be your own person.
  12. Always do your best and don’t worry about the consequences.
  13. Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration and victory. (Patton)
  14. Control your own destiny or someone else will.
  15. Form your own opinions.
  16. Stay true to yourself and your values.
  17. Follow your heart – Have and live your own dreams.
  18. You are responsible for your own happiness.
  19. If you need help, ask for it.
  20. Remember those who helped you.
  21. If something is too good to be true; it probably is.
  22. Never, ever, ever jeopardize your integrity.
  23. Stick with your instincts. They’re usually right.
  24. Don’t worry about what others think of you.
  25. Don’t try to please everyone.
  26. Don’t confuse activity with productivity.
  27. Be a mentor.
  28. Stay humble.
  29. Treat everyone with respect.
  30. Be open to and embrace change.
  31. Write it down. Keep a journal.
  32. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Do it today.
  33. Invest in yourself. Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
  34. Do not make excuses. Accept responsibility.
  35. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Lighten up.
  36. Never stop learning. Strive to learn something new every day.
  37. Do something every day that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
  38. Take calculated risks.
  39. Maintain a work-life balance.
  40. Remember the past, but Move Forward and focus on the future.
  41. Ask for what you want.
  42. Do not be afraid to be alone.
  43. Hug a loved one every day.
  44. Remember where you came from.
  45. Never give up. You are not beaten until you admit it.
  46. Failure is an event, not a person. (Ziglar)
  47. Do more than what is expected. (Patton)
  48. Be happy and maintain a positive outlook.
  49. Take the time to reflect on your past, present and especially the future.
  50. Celebrate your victories.

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