Great Achievements Involve Great Risk

Whoaaa! This article about the Dalai Lama’s 18 rules of living was awesome. Rules one and two hit me right away.

Rule 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
I am currently going through this right now. A short term job while I apply for others.

Rule 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
Yes, yes, yes. I will be stronger.

Rule 3. Follow the three Rs: 1. Respect for self 2. Respect for others 3. Responsibility for all your actions.

Rule 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Yes, like all those relationships that never happened.

Rule 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
:D I am pretty rebellious, after all.

Rule 6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
I don’t even have friends…maybe that’s why.

Rule 7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
This is especially important when it comes to work.

Rule 8. Spend some time alone every day.
I love quality time alone!

Rule 9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Kind of like a relationship. Remember who you are and what you stand for.

Rule 10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
I know. Sometimes I get so mad, I don’t even know what to say.

Rule 11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

Rule 12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
Yes, everything begins with the home.

Rule 13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
Yes, sensei.

Rule 14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
Right…this was what I was after. I just wanted to share my knowledge of some knowledge.

Rule 15. Be gentle with the earth.
I recycle.

Rule 16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
There are plenty of places.

Rule 17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Sounds like family.

Rule 18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it
Yes, yes, yes. That is so true. Giving up my life during graduate school helped me become successful

But in all seriousness, these are great rules of living.