My View from the Dentist Chair: 21 Suggestions for Success

dentist chair success poster

A visit to the dentist is never at the top of my list of ‘fun things to do’. However, for a moment I did enjoy my view… 21 Suggestions For Success. 

I was really inspired by this list of suggestions, so I thought I’d share my view with you!

PS. I would make one addition to the list,  #22.  Floss.


21 Suggestions For SUCCESS

by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  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.
21 suggestions for success poster


  1. Coquitlam Dentist June 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    This is very good and useful blog for me . I keep these tips in my mind and fallow in daily life .thanks

    • Lori McNee June 12, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Thank you for your visit and comment. Glad you enjoyed these tips!

  2. Helen Aldous July 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This is brilliant! These are all so true!. I wish my dentist was as proactive and positive as yours! Mine just has a faded copy of “sunflowers” on his wall!

    • Lori McNee July 28, 2012 at 12:59 am

      Hello Helen, yes that poster helps keep my mind off of the dentist! It’s good to see you here…thanks for the visit and comment.
      Lori 🙂

  3. Lori Moreno October 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Great tips!

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