11 Life-Changing Rules of Success (from the “Why” Guy, Simon Sinek)

Written by on June 29, 2018 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments

Video Source: Evan Carmichael

Evan Carmichael has compiled a succinct and expansive video of Simon Sinek’s rules of success that I think may be the best list of success rules ever — especially for our changing times.

Here they are:


  1. Break the rules. Go for what you want — and be sure to see what you want, rather than the obstacle. Just don’t get in anybody else’s way.
  2. Train your brain to make positive interpretations. Great athletes never say they’re nervous. They interpret the same stimuli and call it excitement so it can work in their favor.
  3. Be patient and persistent and work toward what you want daily. Life is a journey. Don’t get impatient because you haven’t “discovered” the perfect job, mate, etc. You don’t discover those things, you create them over time.
  4. Take accountability – sometimes you’re the problem. In the eighteenth century “the black death of childbed” caused a huge percentage of women to die within 48 hours of giving birth. Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes pointed out that the doctors needed to wash their hands before delivery babies. And they ignored him and called him crazy for about 30 years until finally the idea was accepted, doctors washed their hands and the birthing mothers stopped dying.
  5. Be an infinite player. Finite players seek mainly to compete with those around them. Infinite players strive to outdo themselves and get better every day. They are their own competition, and they get great joy from their own growth and expansion.
  6. Stack the deck. Choose to be in an environment where your strengths are honored and can come forward.
  7. Be the last to speak. From observing tribal elders, Nelson Mandela learned it’s best to speak last. Take in everything everybody else has to say first, then in the end, you can speak from a place of better understanding and if you have remained open to everything from everyone else, you’ll be heard better.
  8. Be authentic. Be who you really are. Don’t try to cultivate an image. If you are yourself, you will attract the people or customers who are genuinely a perfect fit for you.
  9. Find your passion – and do it.  You know you’ve found your passion if you would do it for free. What do you love to do?
  10. Start with WHY. All the great inspiring leaders and organizations in the world start with their why – the reason they do what they do.
  11. Surround yourself with greatness. Humans are social animals and we influence each other deeply and continually. Choose to be around the kind of people with whom you admire and share values and beliefs.

Yes, the video only officially outlines 10 rules of success, but #11 is a huge part of the last part of the video, and I believe it is one of the most important points.

This video deserves more than one viewing. Feel free to come watch it daily. I’m confident that if you apply these rules, your life will get better and better – and your contribution to the world will also grow.

Vicki Howie is the Creator of Chakra Boosters Healing Tattoos™ (find out what inspired her to create them here). Check out her new book “The Key to Your Chakras” here on amazon.com. Vicki is also the Creator of Chakra Love and the Chakra Life Cycle System®, as well as the Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. You can visit her website chakraboosters.com

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