Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life.
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, cites principles as his key to success.
My experience, based on watching thousands of people try this approach, is that with practice the vast majority find it so rewarding and pleasurable that they have a hard time operating any other way.
This takes practice and changing one's habits. I have found that it typically takes about eighteen months, which is how long it takes to change most habits.
At the end of 2017, there were 134 Bridgewater employees who had been with the company for 10 or more years.