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19 October, 2010 (08:09) | Don'ts, Dos, Duhs, Uncategorized | By: admin

No. 1:   Life is not fair but it should be fun. Go big or go home.

No. 2:   99% of life is showing up. Be where you’re suppose to be, when you are suppose to be there, prepared to do what you‘re suppose to do. You’ll be ahead of most people.

No. 3:   Any work is better than no work. No job is beneath your dignity. Get off your ass, get outta the house, and get to work. If you work really hard, some day you’ll get someone to pay you for what you love to do and then it’s not work.

No. 4:   Sorry, you won’t make $100,000 a year right out of school and your boss won’t be your best friend… more likely he or she will be a “big jerk” who you are infinitely “smarter” than.

No. 5: The real world doesn’t care much about your feelings or even your opinion early on –if ever. The real world expects you to accomplish something before taking you seriously.

No. 6:    Your school or youth soccer league may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t. No participation awards here. You don’t have as many times as you want to get it right. In the real world, effort is important, just not nearly as important as results.

No. 7:   It’s not anyone else’s fault. It’s your life and when, not if, you screw up, you are responsible. Everybody makes mistakes; just don’t make the same one twice. We stop making mistakes when we die.

No. 8:  Television is not real the real world. Your problems – of which there will be many — will not all be solved in 30 minutes and there’s no DVR or TIVO to rewind that portion of life you sat out. Enjoy even the problems as they give rise to opportunities to change things. See the bumps in the road as incredible opportunities to go in a better direction.

No. 9:  Hopefully your journey is a long one, find a partner who laughs easily, and enjoy the ride.

No. 10:   Try and be really nice to everyone. Courtesy and respect costs you nothing. In this coarse and vulgar world where time is measured in nanoseconds, saying please and thank you and showing respect for others stands you apart. Mom said you meet the same people on the way up as the way down. Karma is a bitch.

Enjoy the ride. Mike

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