Rules for Life in Italia

Wanting to get the most of my upcoming move to Italy, a few weeks before my departure, I wrote the following list of rules for myself. These rules are a reminder for me to stay true to myself and the values I live by.

  1. Stay Fearless: This is so important to me as I progress through my career and my life. I believe staying fearless enables me to do the “unbelievable” and have confidence while doing it. When I remove my fear of the unknown, failure, rejection etc. I start to believe in more positive results.
  2. Be Kind: It’s as simple as treat people the way you want to be treated.
  3. Work Smarter, Not Harder: Of course, it’s important that I  work efficiently and productively but I don’t necessarily have to expend any additional effort. It’s important that I multitask, create and stick to an effective routine, finish high priority items first, and recognize and eliminate distractions.
  4. Have Fun: Life is short and spending too much time being anything other than happy is not me. I like to think of myself as a fun and playful person so having fun is inevitable. Occasionally, I have to remind myself to enjoy the moment and have fun instead of worrying and over stressing.
  5. Build Meaningful Relationships: While I am here meeting new people I want to not only build relationships but also maintain those relationships. It is also important for me to continue growing and building existing relationships with friends and family back home.
  6. Travel Often: “Life is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page.” While in Italy, it’s important to me that I take advantage of my close proximity to other cities, countries and cultures. I believe through travel  I can identify the beauties and the beasts of the world unfamiliar. It’s an adventure with a panorama view of colors, an assortment  of possibilities and opportunities, and just good ole happiness.
  7. Fall in Love with Many Things: As it plainly states I hope to fall in love with many things (cities, cultures, movies, art, people) and keep an open mind.
  8. Be Yourself: My own personal golden rule: no matter what you choose to do in life, always stay true to who you are.

Do you have any “rules” of life? If, so please share below.

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