Laws for Life

  • The Law of Balance. Whenever I am out of balance in one area of my life, I usually end up going to excess in some other area my life.
  • The Law of Competition. “The only person you need to do better than is yourself, and that’s a big enpugh challenge.” – Col. Potter, M*A*S*H
  • The Law of QTIP. Quit Taking It Personally
  • The Law of Perspective. “Perspective: use it or lose it.” – Richard Bach
  • The Law of Stress. We all need a little stress. Too little, and there is no motivation for change. Too much, and we get overwhelmed.
  • The Law of Passion. The happiest people I know are those who are passionate about something in their lives.
  • The Law of Freud. “To be happy, we all need something to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Freud
  • The Law of Hope. Never ever, ever give up hope. Hope for the future keeps us moving in the right direction.

-Adapted from an article by Jeff Herring, originally published on October 7, 1998.