First Principles

First principles are those things that make your foundation. They are what you most are, ranging from ideas to attitudes to beliefs. We could also call them founding principles, originating principles, foundational principles. They are temporal and earthly, spiritual and secular, up there and down here. You get the point.

How often do you stop and reconnect to first principles? Is there a particular time, situation, or circumstance that prods you to reflect back on first principles?

If you haven’t done so for a while, I’d suggest you make time and effort to do so. You’ll find it re-energizing and revealing.

One other thing–how do you think first principles fit with an individual and with an organization or group? Is it easier or more difficult to understand first principles in either instance?

First principles. Very important.