Strong principles

Life is a series of decisions. You can live with no code making decisions based on external influences. Or you can establish a set of principles to live by taking ownership of your life.

As a tool a principle is a high leverage decision. It’s a decision of decisions. Your long-term beliefs, motivations, and behavior will change. In practice principles put each decision into perspective with your agenda. Guarding our agenda is important as more external influences attempt to manipulate us.

Some of the most successful people have praised strong principles.

Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundations for behavior that gets you what you want out of life. They can be applied again and again in similar situations to help you achieve your goals. — Ray Dalio

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. — Leonardo da Vinci

Learn the principles, abide by the principles, and then dissolve the principles. — Bruce Lee

One principle I have is to be genuine. To me this is the observation of radical honesty. Honesty with myself, with others, and with reality. I acquired this after reading an autobiography about a refugee seeking asylum from Saddam Hussein’s regime. The author’s message was clear: to live with no secrets is a privilege.

Principles are the rudder that guides the ship through changing winds. The ambitious goals and vision we chart are only achievable when we take the helm.


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