Louis C.K.’s Top 10 Rules For Success

Louis C.K. is one of the hottest comedians around, and one who isn’t afraid to send across a strong message.

Since his rise to fame, aided in part by his hit TV show LOUIS, C.K. has become synonymous with stand-up comedy. While his brash and, occasionally racy humour can certainly raise a few eyebrows, it’s inarguable that he strives to look for the best in people.

Whether it be explaining why he doesn’t let his daughters have a cellphone;

Or explaining why we are a generation of spoilt brats;

There’s no denying that he’s simply hilarious. In the following clip, Louis C.K. outlines (over the course of edited interview footage) his 10 Rules of Success and, like always, they are worth paying attention to.

Louis C.K.’s Top 10 Rules For Success

1. Try new things
Louis C.K. has dabbled in all forms of entertainment. From writing to directing and standup to sitcoms, he’s done it all. One of the reasons for this is that is that he is always challenging himself by trying something new.

2. You can’t please everybody
He has certainly taken his fair share of knocks over the course of his career, but he hasn’t let that stop him.

3. Always try to improve
Louis C.K. is adamant that you can always bring something constructive out of a situation, even if it seems negative at first.

4. Don’t waste time
Louis C.K. cites when he had children as the turning point in his career, when he began to really focus on how he spent his time.

5. Get rid of your best weapons
Always reinvent yourself and don’t rest on your laurels is the key message here.

6. Survive failure
To not only survive it, but to embrace it as well.

7. Be interested
Never take anything for granted and find out all you can about everything you can.

8. Be calm
Try not to loose your cool, even when it seems like there’s no other option.

9. Use pressure to motivate you
Make it work for you, as opposed to restricting you.

10. Appreciate life
It’s short. In Louis C.K.’s own words “You can’t just think everything is going to be everything forever.”

Colin J McCracken

Colin J McCracken is a content designer, editor and writer from Ireland. Giving form and function to the My Good Planet vision, it has been his role to design and develop the online platform, content and presence of the project.

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