A better life with or without money

The book The Last Lecture by Dr Randy Pausch’s is one useful piece you need to have on your book shelf. The man died of pancreatic cancer in 2008 when his book had just been published and became a bestseller. Allow me to share excerpts from his book on a how to achieve a better life. These are ordinary day-to-day way of life elements but easily forgotten. Yet, when applied, they help you live a happy and fulfilling life regardless of how much money you have. Here is the guide to good life tips from Dr Randy Pausch’s book. Enjoy!

  • Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about
  • Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment
  • Don’t overdo; keep your limits
  • Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need
  • Forget dwelling on issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime
  • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree
  • What other people think of you is none of your business
  • Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch
  • Put God first in anything and everything that you think, say and do. You will always have hope for the future
  • Strive to do the right things always
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change – so be ready with the next steps.

Have a blessed weekend as you sit thinking hard on how you can apply this to your life and see how much money gets attracted to you in the process. n


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