Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 12 1/2 Rules

"People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it."
~ Brian tracy


I used this poster in a blog post over a year ago, but I think it's worth sharing again now - especially since I have so many new followers. I love, love, love it.

Is there anything you would add to this list?

34 comments:

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Ah, I remember this poster! I stole it last year and thew it on my blog :) I LOVE IT!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! What a great poster!! I was wondering what the 1/2 rule was going to be - LOL!!! Excellent!!

No, poetry doesn't have to rhyme (x2!!!).

Thank you so much for this!! take care
x

Valerie Geary said...

My favorite is 12 1/2. :)

Kelly Breakey said...

Its my new favorite poster now.

Shari said...

I love, love, love it! I need one of these in my office or maybe as my background on my desktop so I can see it ALL the time.

DL Hammons said...

It's still as relevant now as it was back then!!! Love it!!!

Patti said...

That was great, especially the try something new.

Jessica Bell said...

Great poster! But I disagree with point two. If you've read something a hundred million times of course it's going to bore you! But it will be new and excting to a reader if it was exciting when you first wrote it.

K. Harrington said...

Just wonderful! The adage about boring writing/reading is so true...as is the exciting writing/reading. I'm learning that a true gauge of the story is when I am continually excited by it and can't wait to revisit my characters. :)

Heather said...

I LOVE this! There is no luck save for that we make. Thank you for that reminder.

cleemckenzie said...

All excellent advice. Glad you reposted it.

The Golden Eagle said...

I love that last one. :D

But the poster is great--all those rules are true!

Susan R. Mills said...

I love it!

Quinn said...

I'd love to have that poster!

Elana Johnson said...

Give yourself permission to be other things besides a writer. You know, mom, wife, teacher, etc. Wear all your hats and be grateful for the time spent in each one.

Raquel Byrnes said...

I love it...I think one of the hardest things about writing was convincing myself that I need to give myself time to get better. Practice, practice, practice...and READ.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Kittie Howard said...

Great poster! Love 'em all, except agree with Jessica Bell about #2!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Super poster, Shannon! Full of fab advice ;) And look how much you've grown since a year ago!!

Colene Murphy said...

Oh! I'm glad you did post again as I missed the first time! I like! Thank you!

Jules Ausborn said...

Oh my gosh I wasn't around when you posted this but I'm so glad you reposted it because it's amazing!!!!

#6 is a huge pet peeve of mine, several people say "I'm too busy to read" and Stephen King says "If you're too busy to read than you are too busy to write"

Thanks for sharing!

Jen/Jules
Unedited & Jules and the Stars

Diane said...

I love 12 1/2.... too cute way to end it. :O)

Angie said...

That is a great poster. Love it!

Theresa Milstein said...

Make time for the people who are important to you.

beth said...

I like this poster too!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

I haven't seen this poster before. Do you know where we can get one?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Michelle said...

I love it!
Can I share it too??

Robyn Campbell said...

Bff, you are too cool. Ya know that? Love it. :)

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Racquel Henry said...

I love this list! I'm going to print it out and keep it at my desk! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shannon .. that's great and I'm so pleased you reposted .. I agree with it all ... I'd add to #9 iphone or blackberry or whatever! device for recording and/or taking pictures as you go ..

Cheers .. nearly 650 ... amazing followers! Brilliant news .. Hilary

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I adore that quote! Seriously, where do you find these nuggets of wisdom? :)

I think it's essential to do that kind of meta-thinking about your learning - of the craft, of the business, of your own place in it. The world is constantly evolving around us, so we have to keep learning to keep up and succeed. :)

Patti Lacy said...

Great poster! I think it would apply to any job!

Thanks, Shannon!
Patti

TerryLynnJohnson said...

awesome! my favourite is go for walks! that usually works for me.

Naomi Ruth said...

This is very fun. :) For my friends and I we would have a #13. Writers go insane. ;)

Have a good day! :D

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