21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown

The 21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, an American author, is an inspirational list of how to live a successful life. Jackson has written over 30 books including Life’s little instruction book which is one of his most famous book. However ‘ The 21 suggestions for success’, which focuses not on monetary goals but true happiness and contentment, is perhaps his best known work available out there.

The 21 Suggestions for Success

  • Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
  • Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know
  • Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  • Be generous.
  • Have a grateful heart.
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  • Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
  • Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  • Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  • Commit yourself to quality.
  • Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
  • Be loyal.
  • Be honest.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
  • Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  • 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.
  • Take good care of those you love.
  • Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I believe these rules have stood the test of time and are still relevant today. It is a true aspiration of mine to pursue such success.