“Rules are not necessarily sacred. Principles are.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
As the world around us changes at an increasingly rapid clip, we need to compliment learning and working with philosophical study. Operating from a solid set of principles leads us to make better decisions and to be stronger and more resilient.
Operating from principle tends to ground us when there is uncertainty.
Here’s how Elon Musk writes about principles: “I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.” (Find his 2012 interview in WIRED Magazine.)
What are some of your principles?
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