My sister sent this photo of her Ohio tree that withstood countless storms through five decades—but finally caved to the forces of wind and rain.
This can happen to us. Life isn’t easy, and no matter how firmly rooted we are, there’s risk. In a culture of “shifting winds,” we are battered daily by new and conflicting messages. It’s challenging to remain strong.
To remain rooted.
The solution? Principles.
Principle: a fundamental law, doctrine, tenet, or value guiding us toward right conduct.
Do you have unwavering values that underpin your life no matter the circumstances?
In the QBQ! book, the core principle is Personal Accountability. When life happens, accountability enables us to not complain, whine, procrastinate, and blame. As we stare into the mirror to see what can be owned, we ask QBQs (tutorial) like, “What can I do now?” and “How can I move forward?”
Pointing fingers, being offended, and feeling victimized and entitled are commonplace. Accountability, though, enables us to eschew these traps so we can successfully face daily challenges.
What principle roots you?