My simple manifesto: 6 reminders to live by
I believe each of us needs a set of principles to live our lives by. In a way, I think we all have our principles already there, even if they are unseen to you. Although sometimes, not seeing them makes us not be fully aligned in our actions in our daily lives, or with our goals for the future.
Or we are applying other’s principles, just because they’ve been louder than our inner voice. That’s not fair to you, nor to the world – your values need to be personal because they need to be true for you. They need to tickle your stomach when you think of them and inspire you to reach your higher self.
So here are my six principles. These are the ones I try to remember every day so that every time I can choose to live and react to things in a way that’s empowered by them.
- Be of value to others.
- Do things with love.
- Be grateful.
- Take care of yourself.
- Remember patience is underrated and you can never have too much of it.
- Do not compare yourself to others: strive for being better than yesterday’s version of yourself.
Are they perfect? Not at all.
Are they final? I’m sure not.
Are they a good reflection of where I am now and where I want to be in all the areas of my life? Sure they are.
That’s it. Rinse and repeat.