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The Rules of Life

A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Kind of Life

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Publisher: Pearson Education Limited

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 240 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional

Isbn-10: 027370625X | Isbn-13: 9780273706250 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Category: Health, Mind & Body , Self Help

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Book Description
Some people seem naturally good at it. Life that is. They seem to sail through, being successful and happy and everything always seems to fall into place. We all know a few of them - those rare people who are happy and positive and make things happen; they have a loving family, great relationships, a supportive network and work they enjoy; they generate goodwill wherever they go and always seem to know the right thing to do -- and then do it. They balance their lives without us ever seeing them frantically juggling, much less let it all drop in a mess on the floor. They are happy and successful, with diverse interests and a zest for life. How on earth do they do it? For most of us, some of the time life can be a bit of a struggle. People are difficult, things don't go our way, there's too much to deal with and we don't know how to make it all alright again. What is it that they know, that we don't? They know the Rules of Life. A simple set of principles that if followed, will hugely increase your chances of more things going your way, and that will guide you smoothly out of the tricky times when they happen. Rules of Work worked. Live the Rules of Life.
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  • 4

    A very nice book, full of "common sense". Nothing completely new in it: the "Rules of Life" are the ones everyone already knows, but a reminder can be useful from time to time! ;)

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  • 3

    I like "The Rules of Work" and "The Rules of Management" very much. But this book, "The Rules of Life" seems a bit dogmatic to me. Life is a series of experiences. Any hard core "rules" just does not fit without any enlightenment.

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  • 4

    The Rules of Life

    This book was interesting, engaging and enthralling. It's very simple and to the point.


    A set of numbered rules, from 1 -100, read out in order with an explanation of why and how they will improve your life. Many were common sense but some, admittedly, I could do with paying attention to.< ...continue

    This book was interesting, engaging and enthralling. It's very simple and to the point.

    A set of numbered rules, from 1 -100, read out in order with an explanation of why and how they will improve your life. Many were common sense but some, admittedly, I could do with paying attention to.

    All in all a very helpful book to remind you of basic rules in life.

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  • 4

    Very basic rules that we should follow in life.. those that we should have known.. yet it is always good to have some reminder. Most of the rules boils down to be considerate to others and be positive, yet these are lessons that extends for a lifetime.

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  • 4

    from start to finish...

    I find these books difficult to read from start to finish, they lend themselves too easily to dipping in, but I reckon the real benefit (if there is any benefit) is gained from consistent reading, chapters in order, from start to finish.
    Also, I wish I knew what the author's background and ...continue

    I find these books difficult to read from start to finish, they lend themselves too easily to dipping in, but I reckon the real benefit (if there is any benefit) is gained from consistent reading, chapters in order, from start to finish.
    Also, I wish I knew what the author's background and upbringing is about - he keeps making reference to it, without explanation... need to research him I think, to take the mystery out of it.

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  • 4

    Le regole del gioco

    Chi scende in campo, sul campo della vita, intendo, deve essere pronto ad accettarne le regole. Scritte o non scritte, ci sono e vanno accettate. Chi non le conosce, non le accetta o le contrasta, gioca in fuori gioco. Ti possono piacere oppure no, ma queste cento regole che l'autore del libro pr ...continue

    Chi scende in campo, sul campo della vita, intendo, deve essere pronto ad accettarne le regole. Scritte o non scritte, ci sono e vanno accettate. Chi non le conosce, non le accetta o le contrasta, gioca in fuori gioco. Ti possono piacere oppure no, ma queste cento regole che l'autore del libro propone possono essere utili. Io, a dire il vero, penso che siano troppe. Possono bastare dieci: quelle dei Dieci Comandamenti. Eccole in inglese:

    Rules for You

    1 Keep it under your hat
    2 You’ll get older but not necessarily wiser
    3 Accept what is done is done
    4 Accept yourself
    5 Know what counts and what doesn’t
    6 Dedicate your life to something
    7 Be flexible in your thinking
    8 Take an interest in the outside world
    9 Be on the side of the angels, not the beasts
    10 Only dead fish swim with the stream
    11 Be the last to raise your voice
    12 Be your own adviser
    13 No fear, no surprise, no hesitation, no doubt
    14 I wish I’d done that – and I will
    15 Count to ten – or recite ‘Baa baa black sheep’
    16 Change what you can change, let go of the rest
    17 Aim to be the very best at everything you do – not second best
    18 Don’t be afraid to dream
    19 Don’t dwell on the past
    20 Don’t live in the future
    21 Get on with life – it’s whooshing past
    22 Dress like today is important
    23 Have a belief system
    24 Have a little space for yourself each day
    25 Have a plan
    26 Have a sense of humour
    27 Choose how you make your bed
    28 Life can be a bit like advertising
    29 Get used to stepping outside your comfort zone
    30 Learn to ask questions
    31 Have dignity
    32 It’s OK to feel big emotions
    33 Keep the faith
    34 You’ll never understand everything
    35 Know where true happiness comes from
    36 Know when to let go – when to walk away
    37 Look after yourself
    38 Maintain good manners in all things
    39 Prune your stuff frequently
    40 Remember to touch base
    41 Draw the lines around yourself
    42 Shop for quality, not price
    43 It’s OK to worry, or to know how not to
    44 Stay young
    45 Throwing money at a problem doesn’t always work
    46 Think for yourself
    47 You are not in charge
    48 Have something in your life that takes you out of yourself
    49 Only the good feel guilty
    50 If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all

    Partnership Rules

    51 Accept the differences, embrace what you have in common
    52 Allow your partner the space to be themselves
    53 Be nice
    54 You want to do what?
    55 Be the first to say sorry
    56 Go that extra step in trying to please them
    57 Always have someone – or something – that is pleased to see you

    58 Know when to listen and when to act
    59 Have a passion for your life together
    60 Make sure your love making is making love
    61 Keep talking
    62 Respect privacy
    63 Check you both have the same shared goals
    64 Treat your partner better than your best friend
    65 Contentment is a high aim
    66 You don’t both have to have the same rules

    Family and Friends Rules

    67 If you are going to be a friend, be a good friend
    68 Never be too busy for loved ones
    69 Let your kids mess up for themselves – they don’t need any help from you
    70 Have a little respect and forgiveness for your parents
    71 Give your kids a break
    72 Never lend money unless you are prepared to write it off
    73 There are no bad children
    74 Be up around people you love
    75 Give your kids responsibilities
    76 Your children need to fall out with you to leave home
    77 Your kid will have friends you don’t like
    78 Your role as a child
    79 Your role as a parent

    Social Rules

    80 We’re all closer than you think
    81 It doesn’t hurt to forgive
    82 It doesn’t hurt to be helpful
    83 Take pride in what we do collectively
    84 What’s in it for them?
    85 Hang out with positive people
    86 Be generous with your time and information
    87 Get involved
    88 Keep the moral high ground
    89 Have a plan for your career
    90 Learn to see your community as part of a bigger picture
    91 Look at the long-term ramifications of what you do for a living
    92 Be good at your job

    World Rules

    93 Be aware of the damage you are doing
    94 Be for the glory, not the degradation
    95 Be part of the solution, not the problem
    96 Check what history would say about you
    97 Keep your eyes open at all times
    98 Not everything can be green
    99 Put something back
    100 Find a new Rule every day – or occasionally at least

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