A meaningful life is always guided by principles. No one can undermine the importance of principles in life.


Principles are like your guidelines for life. They are your internal compass that shows you the path.  It is the principles that will help and guide you when you tend to feel lost and go astray. Principles – which are a combination of honesty, integrity, and proactivity – stand the test of time. They have always worked from time immemorial.

What is the Importance of Principles in Life?

  1. Principles are internal mechanisms which help to commit to long-run beneficial behavior in the face of short-run temptation.
  2. They are well thought out, justified and trained thoughts – they always help in the long run
  3. They make you a better responsible person
  4. Principles help you in decision making

Basic Principles to live by Everyday

  1. Say no to Anger – It is the most volatile emotion which ends up hurting you. Whenever you are angry, remember you are hurting yourself the most. Learn to manage anger.
  2. Being Yourself – You are unique and an individual. Be the best version of yourself than trying to become something like someone else
  3. You are Beautiful Within – Physical beauty is beautiful, but doesn’t last a lifetime – it comes with a timeframe. But your inner beauty is the true reflection of you.
  4. Accept and Learn from Faliure – Just like without making mistakes you won’t learn something new, failure is very important for every success story. Every success is preceded by a great failure. Allow it to teach you a lesson
  5. Discard Fear – Don’t let fear bow you down. Rise up and face it, when you discard your fears it sets you free
  6. Value Real Friendships – Friendships are bonds which you should value. Work towards keeping the long friendship alive in life and not just on social media.
  7. Giving & Receiving – Live in gratitude, give love to people, give respect to people when you give more you get back love and respect
  8. Say no to Judgement – Seriously if you are not in the judiciary don’t indulge in judging people.
  9. Let Go– There are times when you have to let go things or people from life to move forward, don’t try to cling to it even when you have realized it’s time to say bye
  10. Meaning of Life – Create meaning in your life. You can either treat life like it has no meaning or see it as this amazing opportunity to do something good.


15 Comments on Importance of Principles in Life – Step 16 Leading a Meaningful Life | #AtoZChallenge

  1. Aarushi Sharma
    April 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Life could be so simple if we follow these principles.

  2. Namratha
    April 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Principles are very important to guide us through life. All of us should take the time to figure out what we stand for, and apply it at those critical times.

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  3. Geethica Mehra
    April 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Tina, I agree with you on all points. Recently, I have tried to control my fear and not react instantly. It just results in wrong decisions. I have succeeded to a large extent.
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  4. Ravish Mani
    April 19, 2017 at 3:13 pm (2 years ago)

    You have such a lovely heart, Tina. If everyone follows what you have prescribed here, the world would be a beautiful place. 🙂

    • tinabasu
      April 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Ravish. I am doing my two bit,

  5. Mayuri Nidigallu
    April 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the points you made, Tina. Great post:)

  6. Menaka Bharathi
    April 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Life is about the journey, not the destination. Living a life of purpose gives both fulfillment and meaning to your journey.

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    *Menaka Bharathi *

  7. Neha
    April 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm (2 years ago)

    Great principles to live by! Managing anger and letting go is something that I find most difficult.
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  8. Cheryl Sterling
    April 19, 2017 at 11:17 pm (2 years ago)

    I wish everyone I knew lived by these principles! So many have problems with #2 and #9. I want to give them a gentle shake and make them see the truth. How much happier they would be.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  9. Anmol Rawat
    April 20, 2017 at 9:07 am (2 years ago)

    Great post Tina 🙂
    I think the most difficult things are letting go and being yourself. If anyone can apply all these principles to own self, they can be a whole new person.
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  10. Shalini
    April 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Some great ten points! How difficult it is to let go though. But try out these steps and it’s going to be a big leap towards a new you!
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