21 Suggestions for Success By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

21 Suggestions for Success  By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
21 Suggestions for Success By H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. is an American author best known for his inspirational book, Life’s Little Instruction Book, which was a New York Times bestseller (1991–1994). It’s sequel Life’s Little Instruction Book: Volume 2 also made it to the same best seller list in 1993.
Below is an inspirational list of 21 Suggestions for Success By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. This list is worth reading, therefore sharing with you.

1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.

20. Take good care of those you love.

21. Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.


  1. Thank you so much for following me. The H. Jackson Brown, Jr. suggestions say it all and say it well. I plan to explore the other inspirations you’ve collected. Lovely.


  2. Are “likes”enabled on your blog? I would like to express my gratitude for your posts. Facebooking shares them with others, but I’d like you to know directly that your work is valued.


  3. I really like this. I thought it was going to be loads of crap about self-promotion, but it’s so much better than that


  4. Always good to be reminded of the bottom line. 1, 7, 18 and 19 are pivotal to help maintain equilibrium in my life. So many of the others followed because of number 1 that happened a long time ago and I am forever grateful for that decision. Thanx for the follow Alchemist … following you right back 🙂 Linda


  5. Thanks for sharing. I like the structure of the suggestions starting with your partner and ending with your mum.


  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you hadn’t, I might not have found yours and read this post, which was most needed in my life right now!


  7. Number (19) is really significant for me. When I started writing my first motivational book, there were times that I too really needed inspiration to go on. I started to wonder if I had the expertise (though I had given numerous lectures and conducted workshops in motivation and self-help and behavioural coaching). But I eventually said to myself, I am going to be bold and courageous in my undertaking. And so I did, completing my motivational ebook for Amazon kindle on May 27, 2015.

    Good job on your blog!!!


  8. A practical suggestions that can make our life journeys worth living for. I share it with my 2 sons also. Thanks really for sharing the work of H.Jackson Brown, Jr.


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