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Most people adopt pre-packaged principles from parents, religious institutions, or other influential figures without much thought. This exposes you to the risk of inconsistency with your true values. Holding incompatible principles will lead to conflict between values and actions.
To make sure your principles and your values are aligned, you need to:
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“Principles connect your values to your actions; they are beacons that guide your actions, and help you successfully deal with the laws of reality. It is to your principles that you turn when you face hard choices.”
A correct understanding of reality is the essential foundation for any good outcome.
Ray Dalio, the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, lays down his rules and frameworks he uses to navigate his life. He calls them principles. Principles are fundamental for decision making and allow you to live a life according to your values.
Ray Dalio uses pr...
Reality + Dreams + Determination = A Successful Life.
The quality of your life depends on the quality of the decisions you make.
And to make better decisions, you need to adopt “hyperrealism”.
Ray describes “hyperrealism” as accepting the realit...
All principles come from a set of values.
Your values are what you consider important and they define who you want to be. However, they are not practical to use when you are faced with tough decisions.
For example: You may value to “live a healthy...
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” Your capacity to achieve goals is all about the systems you implement in your “machine”.
To work on your machine, you need to separate your two personalities:
"I believe that life consists of an enormous number of choices that come at us and that each decision we make has consequences, so the quality of our lives depends on the quality of the decisions we make."
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Many adopt values from other pre-packaged sources, like a religion, culture, or legal system. But, by adopting a value system without reflection, you make way for personal values that cause conflict between your perceived beliefs and the actions you take.
To find your own values:
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