Apologize when you make a mistake. Ask for help from those around you. Avoid all forms of negative mental input. Be fanatical about making some form of progress on your goals. Be prepared! Believe in yourself. Budget some of your time each day to meditation. Budget some of your time each day to therapy. Budget some of your time each day to exercize. Do something every day that will have a positive impact on a better future. Don't go to bed without putting forth the effort to be successful. Find a way to solve the pain of someone else around you. Find five things you can be grateful for each day. Forgive quickly. Give a kind word when an angry outburst would feel more satisfying. Invest in the mental, physical and financial success of those around you. Make it a habit to say, "Thank you" quickly and often. No excuses. No exceptions. No matter how much time you spend in the past, nothing ever changes, does it? Protest all forms of cruelty. Regularly read the biographies of people you admire and can learn the most from. Remember your manners. Being polite and coutteous doesn't mean people will take advantage of you. Sacrifice being misunderstood now for the truth coming out in the future. Schedule follow-up and follow-through activity and make it the most important part of your daily religion. Spend time at the beginning of each week writing out your "must get done" tasks for the week. Take it. Earn it. Prove to yourself that your dreams are important enough to pursue. Take notes in meetings. Assign responsibilities. Be clear about the outcomes you expect and the deadlines. Take time each day to call three business acquantences just to see how they are doing. Write an encouraging hand-written note to someone you don't want anything from right now. Your life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by choice.