Ed Foreman’s 10 Commandments

1. Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

2. Thou shalt not be fearful, for fear makes us weak, doubtful and unproductive.

3. Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them.

4. Thou shalt be honest and trustworthy at all times, in all circumstances. Honesty is the mark of a great soul; dishonesty is despicable.

5. Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you for they make very poor bedfellows.

6. Thou shalt not borrow other people’s problems. They can take better care of them than you can.

7. Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday for good or ill—it is gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life today.

8. Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.

9. Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It’s hard to learn something new when you’re talking.

10. Thou shalt not become bogged-down by frustration, for 90 percent of it is rooted in self-pity and it will only interfere with positive action.

5 Responses to Ed Foreman’s 10 Commandments

  • Mike Davis says:

    Great material. Am forwarding to my parents who attended a SLC seminar back in the 80’s and forwarded the tapes to me to help me through the challenges of my freshman year at college.

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • Johnny Keel says:

    Exceptional and inspirational statements that reaches deep within the soul. I will use this to teach in my seminars to heart patients that are finding themselves and have stopped shutting down their hearts. As we are victors and not victims.

  • Randy Vice says:

    Ed, its me the Coach, still going strong. Using your info on a daily
    basis. Hope you and Erlene are doing well.
    by the way have lost 50lbs since I took the course 3 yrs ago.

  • vanchinathan s kumar says:

    Excellant. simple. To be read by each day to ensure my behavioural change. Thanks for the contribution SIR.


  • rich kingman says:

    hi ive been taking your advice for 5 years now and i feel TERRIFC

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