Life’s Handbook for the New Year: Personality

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on February 20, 2012

As I mentioned in my previous post, the “Life’s Handbook for 2012” landed in my inbox earlier this month. I think there is a lot of wisdom here, if we just take the time to listen.

The “Handbook” is divided into several sections and 39 points: Health, Personality, Happiness, Society, and Life. My previous post covered Health. . .so today here is Personality.

I’ll be posting the “Handbook” section by section, adding some thoughts of my own, over the next several weeks.


11. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. Each person has their place in the scheme of life.

12. Don’t have negative thoughts of things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment – do what you can to make the world around you better.

13. Don’t overdo. Keep your limits. Physically, spiritually, financially or emotionally. Be humble.

14. Don’t take yourself too seriously. No one else does.

15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip.

16. Dream more while you are awake.

17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. Don’t blame your parents for every problem you have. That will ruin your present. We choose actions & reactions when we become adults.

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