From the Publisher
Who is this book for? This book is for you. No matter your situation. You could be the wealthiest person on the planet or the poorest. You could have many years of experience or none. It doesn’t matter. Universal principles of success benefit everyone. They are immediately practical and their benefits are obvious. Try it and see for yourself.
Historians have discovered that men like Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Duke of Wellington, Leonardo da Vinci, Abraham Lincoln, Einstein, Theodore Roosevelt, & more, all displayed a reliance on guiding principles in the way that they lived their lives. Their words remain and we can quote their wisdom. Whether they learned these as a result of life’s lessons or they were taught them from wise parents or others, they chose to come back to basic principle in the way that they lived their lives. A classic example of this is Abraham Lincoln whose honesty and loyalty is legendary. Principles are important!
Having a key principle to come back to in life is like a ship’s anchor. When the ship’s anchor is down it doesn’t matter how strong the wind and pressure is on the hull of the ship. A well-placed anchor keeps the ship in place. In heavy storms a twin anchor may be required but the idea remains the same: you have a reference point that maintains stability and prevents damage.
The same benefits in life come from guiding principles. When you have key principles to come back to, it doesn’t matter how difficult life becomes. You have these fixed reference points in your life and you know what to do in any given situation.
In this volume we have gathered together some of the best principles around. You may be familiar with some of these. With each principle in this volume we follow a specific pattern. Where possible we provide a quote or two that may highlight an aspect of the principal ideas. The principle is then explained and reasons are provided to illustrate the importance of this principle.