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If You Feel Unsure About The Future, You Don't Need More Inspiration, You Need Better Principles

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If You Feel Unsure About The Future, You Don't Need More Inspiration, You Need Better Principles
If you feel lost, or as though you don't know where you want your life to go next, or worse, fear that everything you have built could come crashing down, you don't need more inspiration. You don't need more positive thinking. You do not need more Pinterest photos or aspirational quotes.

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Inspiration vs Principles

If you feel lost, or as though you don’t know where you want your life to go next, you don’t need more inspiration. 

You need principles. Without them,  your life is not going to ge...

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What a principle is

It's a fundamental truth that you can use to build the foundation of your life. A principle is not an opinion or a belief. A principle is a matter of cause and effect.

Principles can b...

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Why inspiration is ineffective

Inspiration can be misleading. Big dreams not backed by strategized plans are big flops waiting to happen.

Inspiration means you take a feeling and elaborate on it. You allow your m...

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Developing your own principles

Begin with this:

  • What do you value?
  • What do you want to experience in your life?
  • What makes you uneasy or gives you anxiety?

For examp...

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Having clear principles

A good life is built from the inside out and is based on a foundation of self-conduct and prioritization. It’s not as dreamy as a vision board, but it’s a lot more effective.

When you are clear on w...

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