S:1331 Principle: From Dinner To Diner

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Sometimes I never know where an initial S3MC thought will take me. This was one of those times. Had a thought about sitting on a beach and having a crab nibble on my toe, then picking up the crab…Continue Reading →

S:1324 Principle: Balance

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Balance is a universal myth. And an individual truth. Work/life balance, work/family balance, living a balanced life, and other descriptors for the ‘balance’ topic are widely used, their meanings assumed. Implied in the word is that there is an…Continue Reading →

S:1317 Principle: Caregiving

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Ignoring the fact that caregiver and caretaker, while sounding like polar opposites, have an equivalent meaning. Ah, the joys of the English language. Let’s use caregiver in this S3MC. Caregivers have two motivations: want-to and should-do. Should-doers are motivated…Continue Reading →

S:1316 Principle: Just Decide To

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) A recent situation brought this Principle to the surface. When confronted with a fork in the road and with each road leading to unknowns and possible painful consequences, along with possible wonderful outcomes, there was a bit of frozen…Continue Reading →

S:1315 Principle: Why Work?

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) A character in a book, when asked by another why he was quitting his job and heading out into the world, replied, “I’ve been working since I was 10. I just want to find out why.” There are so…Continue Reading →

S:1304 Principle: Own

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) What do you own? Things and stuff? Land and real estate? Freedom? Ideas and creativity? Yes to all of those. And no. Epictetus, a slave in Rome, later freed, later still banished to Greece, was a philosopher who said…Continue Reading →

S:1300 Principle: Ready

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) “Ready!” “Aim!” “Fire!” And the greatest of these is Ready. Sure, nothing happens until you ‘pull the trigger.’ That is the final creator of a result. Some hesitate to fire and miss opportunities. Others fire too soon and miss…Continue Reading →

S:1295 Principle: Anniversaries

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Another S3MC addressed milestones. Anniversaries are similar to milestones, sharing many attributes, while having an important difference. There are countless kinds of anniversaries. Wedding anniversaries, of course. Also, the start date of a business; marking Twelve Step sobriety; birthday…Continue Reading →

S:1291 Principle: Milestones

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Milestones can be of any size, any significance. A milestone’s importance is personal. Birthdays, starting dates, finals, one-of-a-kinds – their significance depends on how you view them, your perspective, your positionality. Some may be shared by others and thus…Continue Reading →

S:1290 Principle: Learning

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.) Some lessons are learned more deeply than others. The deepest usually have strong emotions. Rarely is a lesson learned by only hearing advice. Case in point is about boots. Or more correctly about scorpions in boots. I had heard…Continue Reading →

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