July 11, 2018

Principles are Like Lighthouses

Principles … are timeless, universal, and self-evident. You can’t break principles; you can only break yourself against them, no matter who you are.

Since principles can never fail us, they are the best possible things to center our lives on. By centering on principles, all the other important aspects of our lives - friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, school, and family - find their proper place. Ironically, putting principles first is the key to doing better in all these other areas.” Sean Covey, The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make.



  • Think of a time you made a mistake. E.g. forgetting a lunch date, homework, missing a deadline, breaking something.... How did you feel? What did you do, say, think, feel? Why do you think you were upset? Which of your principles did you not live by when you made that mistake? How could you prevent yourself from making the same mistake again? Do you need help with that goal? Think/Pair/Share. Then journal a goal and/or get yourself a coach to help remind each other of your goals.