What is life without principles?

by Chris on August 27, 2013

PrinciplesIn a word:  directionless.

Principles guide actions.  More importantly, principles connect actions to values.  In other words, when you are acting on principles, you are acting in accordance with your own values.  When you lack principles, or act against your principles, you are acting against your values.  The result of acting in ways that violate your principles (and therefore your values) is a life devoid of integrity.

It is important to understand that often when we act in ways that violate our principles, we do so out of ignorance.  That is to say, one of the main causes for not acting in a principled manner is due to a lack of self-awareness, or a lack of a deep understanding our core values and principles.  [click to continue…]

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