Submitted by John Anyasor

john anyasor is the creator of the site "hilife2b", where he gives advice on personal development, inspiration, and motivation. a second year undergrad, he seeks to one day break the cycle of entering the dreaded 9-5 to achieve the life he wants.

Here are John's "Five Rules For Life":

1.) Take risks.
Without being a little adventurous and taking chances, it's going to be hard for you to enjoy life. Remember that if you don't take risks that could quite possibly increase your happiness, someone else will.

2.) Act now, ask questions later.
The most successful people in life DON'T ask for permission: not from their friends, spouses, or family members. If you're about to do something that you've been wanting to do for a long time that may sound crazy to others, chances are somebody's going to try and deter you. Act now and explain your reasons later - especially if they yielded good results. Trust me, you'll be a much happier person.

3.) Don't seek approval from those you could care less about.
How many times have you tried to impress someone just because they seemed more popular or more successful? Did you care about who they were as people (did you resonate with them?), or did you just value their power? Focus on the people you do care about instead of the people you don't. You'll become far more confident.

4.) Live, love, and laugh.
These three L's encompass happiness in our life. Live in a place you enjoy residing in. Love the company you're surrounded by and eliminate the poisonous people in your life. Laugh with your friends and family however you can and whenever you can. You have only one life. You don't have time to put limits on any of these.

5.) Chase all of your dreams (even if you end up failing).
Because you have one life, it is imperative that you chase as many of your dreams as you can. Why bother wondering "what if"? If you never try, how would you know if you'd have ever succeeded? Don't hesitate. Go after what you want with all your heart and energy. Your conscious will thank you for it.