Here is a list of 13 rules to follow that will lead you to living a very happy and successful life. It was a submission from one of our readers, Lisa Gonsalves, who is a true inspiration in this world. Thank you Lisa. Your words shall inspire many!

1) Stay true to yourself because no one else will

2) Have a fire and passion! Without passion there is no purpose.

3) Never take anyone and anything for granted especially the one you love because in the blink of an eye it will be taken away from you, and you might not get it back.

4) Spend time with self. Only then do u really begin to know who you are.

5) Eat right and exercise. It’s great for the mind, not just the heart.

6) Do good for people even when it seams like no one is doing good for you. You will be rewarded because the man upstairs is always watching.

7) Love and respect the lord. Period.

8 ) Always admit when you know that you’ve done something wrong! Apologize genuinely and sincerely. Ownership is big and it speaks volumes about one’s character. Plus you’ll sleep better at night.

9) Practice listening more than you speak. You will be amazed by the knowledge you will gain from listening to others.

10) Never leave the one you love for the one you like cause the one you like will leave you for the one they love.

11) Love, love, love everyone and everything. The world needs love especially during these times.

12) Forget the bling bling! No one says u can’t have nice things but don’t strive to lime, strive to become a better and happy person, because u yourself will appreciate in value throughout life.

13) Indulge a little and Party like a Rock Star!!! You got one life so have some fun because the only things that are for sure in life are death and taxes.

Since 2001, Pat Ness has happily helped over 560 brands with their business adventures online. He has a passion for inspiring and teaching people how to become a leader on the web and create a lifestyle they love. He currently founded an online school,, that teaches people how to build a blog and automate an income online.