(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


Traditions exist for reasons, nothing becomes a tradition by accident. We get some benefit from the repeated behavior of a tradition or else it fades away. Many of the benefits we derive are feeling-based. Typically our traditions cause us to reconnect with feelings we enjoy.

Sometimes you repeat traditions out of habit. They are no longer meaningful to you, you just think you “should”.

Well, maybe you should, maybe the observation of the tradition will help you even more than the “should” costs you. But it will serve you better if you rediscover your original reasons for observing the tradition. If a tradition is no longer appropriate for you, it’s OK to drop it.

Connection to your past; good feelings; shared experiences; grounding – all are benefits of traditions. Make sure you get to have it all.


Copyright 2000 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.