Monday, December 16, 2013

Guiding principles

Honesty. Live your life by honesty, starting with honesty toward yourself. Do not fool yourself about how much you've worked out this week, or how much bad food you've eaten. Do not establish dishonesty in your relationships. Very slowly, tiny dishonesties build up, and can lead to miscommunications, resentments, selfishness, etc. Eventually, relationships can be eroded with such abuse of trust. In business, you can usually only cheat someone once. Long-term money can be made by repeatedly dealing with people who can trust you.

Love. Love must start with yourself. If you do not love yourself, you will not maintain the effort necessary to move your life forward. Love is the motivator. Love encourages you to make a happy, healthy, successful life.

Persistence. Every day, work at improvement in career, health, relationships and psyche. Every day, exercise a little, every day, connect with your loved ones, every day look over your career goals and their plans for achievement. Every day is another day of training. The day you stop is the day you die.

Clarity. Be clear about your goals. Be clear about the body you want. Be clear about the relationship you want. Be clear about the career path you want. Find those who have accomplished those things. Talk to them. Learn the price. Decide if you're willing to pay it.

Balance. Don't attain success in one quadrant at the expense of the others. Health, career, relationships and self — all four, in balance.

Adopt these as your guiding principles and you will learn what is true about yourself.


Dave Roel.
Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
- Anne Lindbergh

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