What’s Your Prime Directive?

What’s Your Prime Directive?

“In the universe of Star Trek, the Prime Directive, Starfleet’s General Order number 1
is the most prominent guiding principle of the United Federation of Planets.”
~Wikipedia

It’s the time of year when we share our New Year’s resolutions but this year I’d like to suggest we explore instead the idea of a Prime Directive. A Prime Directive feels more comprehensive and fundamental than goals, missions – or New Year’s resolutions.

I believe you and I have at least one Prime Directive in life. Perhaps, like me, have more than one! I’ve given it some thought and have identified four Prime Directives in different areas of my life.

As a Mom, my Prime Directive was and is to ensure my children know how much they are loved and to empower them to function effectively and happily in life.

As a Writer, my Prime Directive is to empower people with tools and ideas whose time has come. (I’m beginning work on my second book – my major project for 2014!) [Update, the project was more “major” than I realized and I finally, in February of 2017, published this book. See it here!

As a Blogger, my Prime Directive is to spark discussions about life and teach about community while I engage in community building wherever possible.

What are your Prime Directives in life? Do you have a special one for 2014?

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About The Author


I am passionate about writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age, now available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. I never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?