I used to start each year with a short slogan (a “power phrase”) to motivate me and inspire action. But a single phrase is not enough. Life contains surprise twists, unusual contexts, and endless perplexities.
So I started collecting microprinciples. (I have 103 and counting.)
Microprinciples are small ideas that invite you to think differently. They can help you get unstuck, illuminate an alternate truth (or truths), or provide guidance when the right action is ambiguous.
I call them “micro” because they feel local, not universal, but you can apply them however you want.
Some microprinciples are borrowed from people smarter than me, others are my own creation. But none are truly “original” because they are annotations on life based on human experience.