It’s a matter of principles, so stick to them.
So the subject of the podcast for me today is principles, right? So I like to believe and I like to think that I'm a man of principles. Sadly, I'm not perfect. Right. I’m pretty sure that some sometimes I can bend them or something, but it's hard to find people who stick to their principles.
So for me, I mean, my definition of principle is that it will apply every single time, regardless if it's in your favour or not. OK. And what I see very often is that people ask if they have really strict principles unless when it doesn't suit them, you know.
And there is stuff. I mean, sometimes you're tempted, man. I mean, there is some really tempting stuff out there lurking around you and stuff. But, you know, that's it. If you have a principal. Yeah. It might be hard to like apply in some situations, but you have to. You know, that's how you demonstrate your integrity and your trustworthiness or something.
So I'm not going to say that I never actually, you know, strayed away from my principles. I can't say that because I think I did in the past. But for the last couple of years, I don't think I have.
You know, and again, regardless if it's easy, if it's hard or something, I will still apply it, because at the end of the day, I have to live with myself. You know, I keep repeating that stuff, but you have to live with yourself.
It’s a matter of principles
And it saddens me when I talk to people and they have all these like nice principles and stuff that they never, ever applied themselves. That drives me absolutely insane. Me. I do like the people who walk the walk and they talk the talk and then they walk the walk.
You know, they preach. They practice what they preach. Jesus Christ, I'm really bad with quotations today. And, yeah, it's one thing that I think will help you get forward in life more than a lot of things that you do like the strategies, the tactics, the blah, blah, just staying true to yourself and having some sort of like direction.
You know, your principles are a direction you can just follow . And, you know, regardless what was happening, you have a goal that you want to achieve in the end. And that goal is who you want to be. Okay. That's what the principles are. To take you in the direction of that person you want to be. And every time you apply them, you get one step closer to that person.