Image from Pexels

A List of 100 Things That Work Really Well

Duncan Riach
3 min readJan 14, 2018

I wrote this list down, and I wanted to share it with you. I could write a whole article, at least, about each of these items, but I wanted to give you this list and see what you think of it. Here are 100 things that I know from experience work really well.

  1. Persistence
  2. Holding a vision for what you want and trusting that it’s coming
  3. Following inspiration
  4. Challenging limiting beliefs
  5. Treating people with kindness and respect as much as possible
  6. Being open to feedback
  7. Being willing to change or pivot
  8. Being patient with things breaking or not working out as planned
  9. Being gentle on and with the self
  10. Noticing and appreciating as much goodness as possible in others
  11. Getting regular and sufficient sleep
  12. Being honest and transparent
  13. Enjoying and engaging with challenges
  14. Catching victim thinking and taking back your power
  15. Taking action to address or solve the larger problems
  16. Slowing down
  17. Re-evaluating priorities regularly
  18. Valuing people and relationships above all else
  19. Enjoying people and expressing that enjoyment
  20. Not dimming your light to make others feel okay about dimming theirs
  21. Continual learning
  22. Taking notes
  23. Writing or speaking your stream of consciousness, unfiltered, and then throwing it away
  24. Trusting that everything that needs to get done will get done
  25. Planning fun and enjoyable things
  26. Inventing new things
  27. Questioning the automatic response of “you can’t” or “it’s not possible”
  28. Assuming that you have deep intrinsic value
  29. Taking lots of breaks
  30. Smiling and saying “hello” as much as possible
  31. Trusting and empowering other people
  32. Not giving a fuck about what other people think…

Duncan Riach

Top Writer. Self-Revealing. Mental Health. Success. Fulfillment. Flow. MS Engineering/Technology. PhD Psychology.