I wrote this post on my niece and nephew's website, and thought you all would enjoy it:

1. You control your life by controlling your time. So don't let others waste your time or your life.

2. Your governing values are the foundation of personal fulfillment. Base your values (what's right and wrong, and important to you) on something solid, like the Bible

3. When your daily activities reflect your governing values, you experience inner peace. What are you doing all day? Is it making you feel bad? If so, it's probably because you're not doing what you value to be right and good.

4. To reach any significant goal, you must leave your comfort zone. Take a risk. It's okay if you fail, or get your feelings hurt. All successful people do sometimes. If they say they don't, they're lying so you won't find out :-)

5. Daily planning leverages time through increased focus. If you feel stressed, overwhelemed, and unprepared, then you probably have too much going on. Plan your days best you can, and don't try to do too many things at once.

6. Your behavior is a reflection of what you truly believe. Actions speak louder than words. Don't tell him/her you care about them- show them. Don't tell me God is first in your life, show me.

7. You satisfy needs when your beliefs are line with reality. This means if your beliefs are realistic, you will be happy. For example, it is unrealistic to belive that one day you are going to turn into a unicorn. I'm sorry, but that's not going to happen. It may be fun to pretend about, but it's not going to happen, so don't let that be a strong belief for you.

8. Negative behaviors are overcome by changing incorrect beliefs. In my opinion, anything that conflicts with the Bible is an incorrect belief. I can't begin to tell you how many things they taught me in school that aren't true in the real world. Yet the Bible has never failed me!

9. Your self-esteem must ultimately come from within. You have to learn to love yourself, in spite of your faults. All of us have faults. Some of us are just better at pretending we don't.

10. Give more, and you'll have more. Especailly if you are giving to the Lord. And I don't mean to all those preachers on TV (even the starving children ones use most of the money for themselves).

This list is from a book called 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by a guy named Hyrum Smith. The comments below are from Aunt Janine :-) I'm not a living expert... but I have a great life and I'm HAPPY!