Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Nik's Rules to Live By

Sometimes our best efforts are not enough and we look silly.  So what?
Today's essay is lifted from Nik's Poker Palace.  Advance notice:  Nik (Faldo) admires beautiful women....not scrawny, emaciated, tubercular waifs.  He likes WOMEN.  You will see pictures of beautiful, healthy women if you visit his page.  They will be wearing clothes but you will see a lot of skin.

Reprinted with permission.

Rules to live by:

Here is a list of personal rules Faldo thought he would share. They will help you in poker - but also make for a much happier existence away from the felt also.
  1. Forget about the bad luck. Shit happens. Play the next hand (round, day, night, date, meeting, project, interview, game, etc).
  2. It is not how often you fail, it's how often you try.
  3. It's important to do what you say you will do.
  4. Personal integrity is the highest ethical imperative. Personal loyalty is a close second.
  5. There are two types of problems: Those you can do something about and those you cannot. Of the ones you can do something about - there are two of those: those worth doing something about and those that are not worth it. Of those worth doing something about - there are two of those: those that you WILL do something about and those you will not. Save all your time and effort on those you CAN and WILL do something about. [See how much less stress you have already!]
  6. All things being equal - make every decision in your life so that it will give you more options than fewer.
  7. You can live to be 100 or get killed by illegal alien or a Muslim today. The age thing is unlikely, and the outs for death by a Muslim are rising daily. Still, plan for the long term. Plan for survival long term. James Dean said it best - "Dream like you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow."
  8. Always have a plan B...and a plan C...and a plan D......................and a plan Z!
  9. You rarely regret what you did as much as you will regret what you didn't do. So when it doubt - DO IT!  
  10. You are responsible for all the consequences of your actions - even the unforeseen ones.
  11. You are only responsible for the consequences of your actions - and not the actions of anyone else.
  12. Nobody can make you feel angry, sad, hurt, happy or anything else. How you feel is up to you.

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