I love Ray Dalio’s new book Principles.
It is a fantastic read about life and work and the value of always striving to learn and grow and become better at what you do.
Here is a quote from the Introduction:
“Principles are fundamental truths that serve as the foundation for behavior that gets you what you want out of life. They can be applied again and again in similar situations to help you achieve your goals.
Every day, each of us is faced with a blizzard of situations we must respond to. Without principles we would be forced to react to all the things life throws at us individually, as if we were experiencing each of them for the first time.
If instead we classify these situations into types and have good principles for dealing with them, we will make better decisions more quickly and have better lives as a result.
Having a good set of principles is like having a good collection of recipes for success. All successful people operate by principles that help them be successful, though what they choose to be successful at varies enormously, so their principles vary.
… My hope is that reading this book will prompt you and others to discover your own principles from wherever you think is best and ideally write them down.”
I plan to think about and write down more of the principles that I believe in and that guide me in my work (and life) in the coming months.
I encourage you to read the book and begin thinking more about the principles that guide you in your business.
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