- Trust that the best way to inform your choices is principles
- Trust that principles lead to desired outcomes
- Trust that doing the right thing in this moment is enough
If trust is for the hopeful, acknowledgment is for the pragmatist.
Because as true as these “Trust” points are, at least as true is the acknowledgment that, if what we want is a life of passion and purpose, or a child with a sense of personal mission and a commitment to pay the price to prepare for and accomplish that mission, then there really is no other way.
To apply the principles that govern that type of success is the choice we can trust.
We both trust and acknowledge that the best, the most, and even all we can do is to do the right thing right now, and then do the next right thing.
We do what is ours to do, and trust the other elements of the process to work as they should.
Thomas Jefferson Education is more than just a collection of ideas.
It is a recounting of a process by which scholars such as Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, and Winston Churchill achieved excellence in individual scholarship, personal development and lifetime achievement.
While I wholeheartedly endorse this philosophy because it gives me a vision of how to accomplish our goals for our family, I do not suggest that it is what everyone wants or should want for their family.
I simply say that if you want meringue on your pie, there will be egg whites.
You may decide against meringue, it’s true. But as soon as you commit to meringue, you cannot argue on the point of egg whites.
In just this way, if we look at conveyor belt outcomes and decide that we want something different, we cannot recur to conveyor belt processes to achieve that “something different.”