"If you can think for yourself while being open-minded in a clearheaded way to find out what is best for you to do, and if you can summon up the courage to do it, you will make the most of your life. If you can’t do that, you should reflect on why that is, because that’s most likely your greatest impediment to getting more of what you want out of life.”—Ray Dalio (from Principles: Life and Work)
Ray Dalio is one of the most successful investors and entrepreneurs in the world. In his book Principles: Life and Work, Ray goes below the surface of the successful reputation of his stock brokerage company, Bridgewater, to reveal the universal truths that he relied on to bring his business from the bottom to the top. In the same way that these principles were vital for his own success, Ray believes they can be harnessed by anyone to experience better results for their business or personal life as well.
According to Dalio, there’s a 5-step process that anyone can follow to achieve what they want from life. Here’s how it goes: