All meaningful and lasting change starts on the inside and works its way out.
This is my prime tenet. For me, this is a call to action. There is much I would like to see changed in this world and the above tenet reminds me that I have to take the first step to realize this change. If you care about an idea enough then it is up to you to make it a reality.
In today’s world, there is shift towards voyeurism and complacency. People are comfortable enough, in their living circumstances, that they don’t see a reason to activate change. People would happily join a good cause but very few are willing to start a good cause.
This principle can also be effective in divining what is truly important to yourself. If you are not willing to make a change for your principle or idea, then, perhaps, it is better to abandon the idea and find something you are willing to change for.