Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and all else will be added unto you.
Yogastha Kuru Karmani: Established in Being, perform action.
These similar messages serve as powerful beacons of light when we get lost in life. But wait! There's more! At least for me. I have two more axioms that keep me in balance:
Create Space for Grace, and
Excellence through Wholeness
Angela and I often remind each other to step back at times when pushing forward isn't working. While there are times when soldiering on and powering through are needed, we help each other remember that when we've lost our center, finding that kingdom, beingness, grace and wholeness is our first focus. We all have our own ways of coming home.
Covey says put first things first. We say, putting wholeness first is the way to true excellence.