21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Mental Fitness, Motivational

by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

These get more amazing each time I read them. There’s a life lesson in each and every one of the 21, and if you have a blog – each of the 21 would make amazing post topics. At least 3 weeks of very, very, very good stuff! Make that great stuff.

Be very careful, though, abiding by them just might change your life!

Make each moment count double,

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17 comments… add one

  • Good one Joi!

  • Thanks! These suggestions inspire and motivate me every day. -Joi

  • Nancy

    I saw this today waiting to testify in a Juvenile Court hearing. The 21 ways are in an attractive framed poster. Hopefully, the youth there will read and take heart:)

  • Sheri O’Connor

    I have been trying to purchase the poster 21 Suggestions for SUCCESS by H.Jackson Brown, Jr. and can’t get anywheres. Can someone help me. I work for a doctor and we would like it for our office and I want one for my wonderful teen age children, it is the best thing I have ever read.

  • tammy reid

    hello, has anyone found a place to purchase this poster – 21 suggestions for success?

  • Kevin

    Where exactly is the link for the website that might have the poster of this?


  • Joi,

    I am looking for the poster as well21 Suggestions for success. Can you steer me in the right direction?

  • Iam Programmer

    I would also like to buy the poster. I cannot find the “dancers on the right” on my broswer. Can you please post the url for the bookstore. Thanks.

  • I would like a poster and there are nodancers onmy screen. Please informof the websiteforthis poster. Thanks

  • Aurelia

    Is there anyway you can direct me to where I can purchase the “The World Is Our Classroom” poster? My boss and I have been searching for it for her office. We’ve had no luck. Any suggestion would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

  • I’m sorry, Aurelia (love your name!) – but I’ve been unable to find it anywhere. Even my favorite haunts…places I thought had EVERYTHING….are turning up nothing.

    Sorry – I hope you have better luck than I’ve had. It couldn’t be worse luck!


  • Regina Gartrell

    Where on earth can I purchase the 21 Suggestions for Success poster by h.jackson brown jr?

  • This is an incredibly wise list. I actually found it at http://www.21suggestions.com before searching for more information about it. For those of you looking for the poster, you may have a chance at http://www.twincommas.com/21-suggestions-for-success

  • We have it! We don’t have many left!


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  • Joe Blogg

    Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud. – How crap is this????? Now I understand that this person who has written this crap dont understand anything…. The most important issue for your happyness is where your born – what family you come from and what county your born in. How much crap can someone write……

  • Joe… thanks for sharing your insight and wisdom.

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