Do You Have Life Principles You Live By?
Life principles can be your foundation for navigating decisions
Hi Growers 🌱,
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Be Intentional With Life
The world will always pull you in different directions.
My old CEO Jim Weiss used to say,
Are you letting the river of life pull you around or are you directing where you’re going?
One way I found to stay grounded during the flow of life is to determine a set of values to live by.
This gives me a mental framework when approaching new life decisions.
Keeping these in mind reminds me of what is important.
As of today, here of my 5 life principles.
My Life Principles
Health, Family, Friends, and Relationships are the most important. Don’t ever lose sight of this. Connect with people who share this same value first.
You are nothing but the impact you have on others. Our species is nothing but an interwoven web of the relationships we have with each other. Be kind.
Our thoughts have power over reality and reality is flimsier then you think. Identify what you want and become a reality bender.
Time is the only non-renewable asset on the planet. Be thoughtful how you spend it. Spend time today, that will save you time tomorrow — but, never spend time that you would regret if you were to die tomorrow.
Believe that hard work gets you to your dreams. Never give up. Whatever you can imagine and work for, can happen.
I’m curious if you think having life principles are important and if so, what are yours?
Would love to hear from you in the comments.
Thank you for reading! 🌱
I don't have my principles clearly written out currently, but have been making a lot of decisions based on regret-mitigation. If you ask which option will lead to the least amount of regret, and choose that path, I've found it will usually lead to the most amount of joy / fulfillment.