My Guiding Principles (today)


At the Author 101 conference in Los Angeles last week, I was struck with rare clarity about my personal guiding principles. I’d like to share them with you.
The list is probably not complete, and I certainly don’t always look like I’m living by these principles. But these are my aims, my intentions and, really, a good indicator of how I view the world:

  • Life is a great adventure. (Journey widely and well.)
  • See beauty everywhere.
  • Delight in everything.
  • Practice knowing nothing for sure. (Nothing is as it appears anyway.)
  • Be curious.
  • Be kind.
  • Love.
  • And whatever you do, don’t (ever) postpone joy!

What are YOUR guiding principles?

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  1. Julie Stamper11-05-15

    I will joyously take a seat next to you and look at the world just as you described. It was so great to meet you at Author 101.


      A few months late, I just saw your comment, Julie! Glad to have you sitting next to me, greeting the world with curiosity and joy… and writing about it, of course!

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