S:1493 Principle: Long Waves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) A gentle jazz piece somehow found its way onto one of my playlists a couple of years ago. Always pleased with the sounds when it randomly pops up, but the title is what won’t let go of me – […]

S:1490 Principle: Wisdom

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Wisdom has no author. Wisdom exists. People we think of as wise are people who have tapped into a piece of wisdom waiting to be seen. Not created; wisdom is discovered. Like Pluto (the body-in-space-formerly-known-as-a-planet) existed without anyone’s help […]

S:1488 Principle: Monsters

S:1488 Principle: Monsters(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Stone gargoylesin the rafters of your mindFierce faces frozen and inert Fears from them felt deep insideOur narratives alone provideIt’s the stories thatcause all the hurt Made-up monsters seem so realUpon what do they always feed?We give […]

S:1487 Principle: Decision and Doing

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Decisions – we make them constantly, usually unconsciously. Doings – cause results. Each moment is a result of decisions made and actions taken (doings). Decisions without doing and doings without thought rarely result in the outcomes we want. Firewood […]

S:1485 Principle: Enable

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Enabling gets a bad rap. Usually because we think of someone enabling the unuseful behavior of another. Addictions and such. But consider what happens when you enable someone’s growth. When you see an attribute of theirs that they can’t […]

S:1479 Principle: Dealing With Emergencies

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Talking with a seatmate during a recent airplane trip we discussed his history which included years as a paramedic. A phrase just slipped out of him about how he stayed calm and focused in intense situations. Each event he […]

S:1477 Principle: Growth

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) As for me I love to learn and grow. It is stimulating, motivating, energizing. While occasionally it is simply growth for growth’s sake most of the time it is growth for a purpose. I want to learn and grow […]

S:1474 Principle: Your Music

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) We need your music. You are as a note. A whole note,in a subtle chord,in a minor key,in a major score. Without your note the symphony of life is less. You are at once infinitesimally small and of the […]

S:1470 Principle: Float

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) One does not drown by falling into water. Even deep and dark water. One drowns by staying under water. Life comes in waves. Sometimes exhilarating. Other times terrifying. One cannot control the waves; that’s not our job. When our […]

S:1468 Principle: Lifestyle Learning Curves

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Changes occur throughout life. Newly retired? Newly widowed? Moved to a new town? A new country? Sudden wealth increase? Decrease? Age-related physical changes? “Changes in latitudes, Changes in attitudes” so the song says. Big changes can and typically do […]