How To Win At Life: The 5 Rules

Andrew Flanagan
3 min readJan 18, 2022


What if there were a blueprint to success that anyone could follow? According to some, there is. The secret to a great life, they say, is mastering five simple rules. Here we’ll take a look at those rules and see how you can apply them in your own life. So whether you’re just starting out or you’re looking for ways to improve your current situation, read on — these tips will help you get ahead!

Have Vision:

Your life is a lot like the plot of a movie. There are highs and lows, thrills and chills, but there’s also an overall theme that ties everything together — in your case, it’s called your “vision.”

There will be many things standing in your way: bills to pay, people to meet or conquer… You’re going to have bad days when you don’t feel motivated; at those times you must push forward with purpose! Always keep moving toward what you want out of life.

Believe In Your Ability To Figure Things Out:

Some obstacles can seem insurmountable at first glance. It may not look like there’s any possible solution for them whatsoever so why even bother trying? The truth is that most problems aren’t as bad as they seem. And even if they are, you’re not alone — everyone faces challenges at some point in their lives.

There’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Just take a deep breath and start breaking the problem down into smaller pieces. Tackle each piece one at a time, until you’ve solved the puzzle.

Einstein once said that Man cannot solve a problem on the same level that he created the problem.”

This is true, to solve a problem we need to be able to think on a level above what we currently can.

But what is more important is that you have the belief that you can figure this out. As long as you can see the next step in front of you then you are fine, just take that step.

Have Fun:

Having an obstacle in front of you does not mean you have to dread it. Just because you have a chance of failing does not mean you have to be negative about it.

Just because you have to get up early, or attend that meeting does not mean that you cannot find joy.

It is important that we look for joy at all times to find the fun in the situation. Whether that be a chance to learn something new or think creatively to come up with a solution or push our bodies to their limits, we can have fun.

We can honour our struggles, we can find our flow and be happy. If we choose to.

Be Patient, But Persistent:

The journey to success is rarely a straight line; there will be setbacks and obstacles along the way. That’s why it’s so important to be patient… but not too patient!

It’s important to have a sense of urgency, especially when it comes to your goals. Don’t be afraid to take risks and put in the extra effort required to achieve success. But also remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day — don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately.

It is okay to do great at your job, it is okay not to be where you need to be right now. It is after all about the journey.

Be okay with it taking longer than you thought, just continue. Your time will come.

Love And Respect Others:

One of the most important rules for living a great life is treating others with love and respect. This includes family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. We all have something valuable to offer, so why not appreciate everyone for who they are?

These five rules are essential for anyone looking to live their best life possible. Use them as a guide and make sure you’re always moving in the direction you want!

Until Monday this has been your coach Andy.



Andrew Flanagan

Mindset & Business Coach: Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Their Revenue Online Utilizing battle-tested practical methods