Secrets of Adulthood

1. You manage what you measure.
2. By doing a little bit each day, you can get a lot accomplished.
3. People don’t notice your mistakes and flaws as much as you think.
4. Most decisions don’t require extensive research.
5. Try not to let yourself get too hungry.
6. If you can’t find something, clean up.
7. The days are long, but the years are short.
8. It’s okay to ask for help.
9. You can choose what you do; you can’t choose what you LIKE to do.
10. Happiness doesn’t always make you feel happy.
11. What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE.
12. You don’t have to be good at everything.
13. Soap and water removes most stains.
14. It’s important to be nice to EVERYONE.
15. You know as much as most people.
16. Over-the-counter medicines are very effective.
17. What’s fun for other people may not be fun for you—and vice versa.
18. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying hard enough.
19. No deposit, no return.
20. Outer order contributes to inner calm.

From "The Happiness Project."