Rock Bottom Principles

When I was beginning college, my advisor was fond of laying down what she called “Rock Bottom Principles.” These were guidelines designed to steady us on our course through the intricacies of young adulthood. Below are 5 RBP’s, as we liked to call them, that might be helpful to you.

Five Rock Bottom Principles

  • You are responsible for your life. Whether your circumstances are favorable or unfavorable, whether you were dealt a poor hand or a good one, the choices you make are your responsibility. You cannot give the responsibility for your life to anyone else, nor can they take it. However, there are many who will be willing to walk beside you, if you are willing to look for them.
  • No one is perfect, but we all have gifts. Don’t be afraid to embrace yours.
  • Everyone makes mistakes, the truly wise treasure their mistakes as opportunities for growth.
  • While we may not always be able to control the circumstances of our lives, we can control our response to them.
  • Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It is an essential part of taking control of our lives.
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