Principles and Values:
We get so lost in the day to day struggle of life that we forget to acknowledge the importance of cultivating certain core principles and values that define us. A person with no clear principles and values will always find it hard to deal with the daily challenges of life. If your life is not rooted in sound principles, it will always seem chaotic and beyond your control.
Nurturing good principles and values might seem like an old and outdated idea. We might think that we are living in such a fast paced and self-centered society that there is no place for deep rooted values, which usually takes years to cultivate and hold on to.
Although we are living in a fast paced world, we are still living in a world where who we are matters a lot more than what we do, or how much we know. One of the rarest commodities available out there is trust and integrity. If someone is not able to trust you, then you have lost the most important thing that can connect you to people. Without trust, it is impossible to build relationships that are so critical for your success and wellbeing.
Trust rests on the shoulders of basic principles and values such as speaking the truth, having honest intensions, believing in the goodness of people, working hard and having a long term approach to life, being loving and compassionate and many more. There are a lot of qualities you can recognize and cultivate within you that will eventually come to define you as a person, but there are always a few that shape your life.
A person without strong principles and values will always find it difficult to convince people of his intensions. On the other hand, if you are known for your strong principles and values, instead of you searching for opportunities, the opportunities come to you. This has always been the way of the world. While many search and fail, a few succeed, because knowingly or unknowingly they have cultivated the necessary principles and values that separate them from others.