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


There is an old story about making a small pond for gold fish or koi. It seems that when a pond is a simple open pool the fish congregate and stay in the same area. But when a stone is placed in the middle of the pond, like an island, the fish will swim more because they have a course to move in, growing bigger and stronger as a result.

The stone gives context to the pond. The context helps the fish prosper.

So it can be with your environments. Look at all your environments — home, office, yard, car, etc. Are they interesting? Do they support you to create and grow?

Rather than simply push to achieve your goals, notice what happens when you focus on perfecting your environments.


Copyright 2003 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.