Finally realized my top three principles

A few years ago, I read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey, and one of the things that struck me was the part where Mr. Covey talks about principles. He said that principles will help one make decisions in a more decisive manner. It will make you more effective as you won’t waste time vacillating over a decision. The choice will be clear because your principles will point you to it.

This idea appealed to me, but I couldn’t figure out what my principles were, up until today. I realized that my top three principles in life are honesty, bravery, and freedom. Every time I find myself at a crossroads, I will ask myself these three questions: Is it the honest thing to do? Is it the brave thing to do? Will it give me more freedom? In this way, I hope to create a more meaningful life.

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3 thoughts on “Finally realized my top three principles

  1. Wow, love this concept. It would be great to have and know your principles that made it easier to make decisions. Love your principles. Will have to think about mine and maybe write a blog post when figure them out – hehe. Mind if I link back to this post if I do?

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