Ten Principles for Living Psychological Quality—Based on Reality, Reasoning, and Responsibility

1. Do things that make you feel good about who you are. Conversely, do not do things that make you feel bad about yourself.

2. Identify and live truth. Challenge the fear of disapproval, failure, and deservedness. Develop faith in your mind’s ability to discern truth. Recognize and challenge all fears. This is how you develop faith in yourself.

3. Learn how to reason. It is the only way to know truth. Then, use it to identify truth, clarify thinking, make decisions, and challenge all that you believe for veracity. Use feelings as information to be evaluated for veracity. This is how you learn to trust your own mind to know truth.

4. Have conscious goals that you are working to achieve in all areas of your life. Develop a vision of how you would like your life to be and develop programs to get there.

5. Develop your thinking and behavior toward psychological responsibility and maturity.

6. Nourish yourself by creating meaning and purpose in your life. Don’t depend on others to provide it.

7. Be empathetic with yourself and others, with focus on genuineness, respect, understanding and constructive action.

8. Hold yourself accountable for being responsible physically, intellectually, and psychologically. Being responsible means knowing or learning what is right and doing it–learning and growing throughout your lifetime.

9. Be your own self-advocate. Own you strengths and accoumplishments equally to being self-critical. Be honest with yourself about your strengths and deficits. Recognize your attributes and take action to correct your deficits.

10. Find ways that you can contribute to others and you will feel good about yourself. Giving to others is giving to yourself.