My principles to live by

christian lautenschleger principles
christian lautenschleger principles
Principles to live by

Principles to live by, because I don’t want to say “rule” on principle. I totally took this idea of Simon Fraser, and it’s a good one because by writing things down, we’re more likely to follow through, accomplish, and live by them.

Writing down principles or rules helps us to live them. It holds ourselves accountable. It also draws accountability from people who read our principles — positive social pressure. If you want something to be done, you have to write it and let the world know.


  • Make everyday count
  • Trust your gut
  • Listen to your body
  • Everyday is a new day — nothing is as good or bad as it seems
  • Don’t burn bridges
  • Don’t hold grudges
  • Don’t regret — do it!
  • Get out of our comfort zones
  • Give and help whenever possible
  • Only put to your life what adds value
    • adding value can be things, people, or activity
  • Money doesn’t buy happiness
  • When in doubt, go for the experience
  • Read, often; suggest books to people
  • Don’t hold anything personal
  • Value relationships