Book Review: The Rules of Life by Richard Templar #RonkeReads

Business and personal developments are important tools and resources in entrepreneurship and whilst I have not written my own book yet I understand the value of using these books to provide practical advice and even motivational words of encouragement during one’s business career. In this video I review The Rules of Life by Richard Templar, an easy to read guide book to some important life lessons and principles to living a great life.

Here are 5 excerpts from Richard Templar’s rules of life that you might like to read and understand:

“None of us can ever be perfect. We start with what we’ve got and who we are and then we can only make a choice, each day, to strive for some kind of better. And that’s all they can ask of us – to make that choice. To be awake and aware, to be ready to do the right thing. And accept that some days you aren’t going to make it.”

“You would be surprised how many people seriously limit their dreams. They’re your dreams for heaven’s sake. There should be no limit to them. Plans have to be realistic; dreams don’t.”

“The only definite influence we have is over ourselves. The only thing we can really, really change is exactly that – ourselves. Wonderful. What an opportunity to do some good. What a chance to make a real contribution. Begin with ourselves and let it spread outwards.”

“Just because we are feeling big emotions doesn’t mean we are out of control. We can be quite emotional and still be in charge of what we are expressing. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t feel stuff – and feel it big time. It is natural and you shouldn’t even make any attempt to stifle it. Of course you can make sure it is let out at an appropriate time and place, but that is within your control.”

“People will behave oddly and you won’t understand why. Things will go unexpectedly wrong – or right – and it won’t make sense. Spend all your time desperately trying to work it all out and you’ll drive yourself crazy… People don’t always make sense. Life doesn’t always make sense. Let it go and discover the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’ll never understand everything. Sometimes it just is.”


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