I came across this by accident and it really moved me. It seems to be written by Tom Hoobyar (The Street Smart CEO) who used to be a Silicon Valley CEO turned life guru after realizing his career was taking a toll on his health.

In a nutshell:

  1. Self-management and people skills are the keys to your success and happiness.
  2. You are at the center of your universe. Stay there!
  3. What you think about most is what you get.
  4. You make your habits and then your habits make you.
  5. Guilt enslaves you. Responsibility liberates you.
  6. “Obligations” are a fraud.
  7. Expect less from others and more from yourself.
  8. Nobody wakes up in the morning choosing to be the villain.
  9. There is no “happily ever after” in the real world.
  10. There is a Hell, and it starts early.
  11. You can create paradise on Earth. Many people do.
  12. It’s never too late to change.