Steve Siegel

My World

Belief Structure

  • The top of the list is The Ten Commandments. Regardless of your religious convictions, whether you are Christian, Buddhist, agnostic, atheist, etc. these rules are hard to argue with.
  • My second code is the Scout oath: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. If everyone lived these values day, what a different place this world would be.
  • Without love, you have nothing. Jesus said the 2nd greatest commandment was to love your neighbor. This is a lot harder, isn't it?
  • Risk is a necessary component of growth and progress. You had to fall down many times when learning to walk.
  • As you grow, continue to learn. Never stop learning.
  • There is nothing more important than your children. Do what it takes to make them your top priority. Spend all the time you can with them.
  • Never put yourself in a position today where you will look back tomorrow and say "I wish I had taken the time to...................."
  • Admit your mistakes. Learn from them. Take responsibility for them.
  • Relax. Take a vacation. See a show. Smell the proverbial flowers.
  • If you don’t like your job, quit and do something else.
  • Hold yourself to high standards.
  • Continue searching all your life, for only when you look will you find something. When you quit looking, the search ends.
  • Never look back except for a lesson learned or a fond memory. Live today, and look forward to tomorrow.
  • Scout motto: Do a good turn daily. Small gestures count. Sometimes a smile and kind word can make someone's day.
  • I believe God puts us in someone's way. That means, you end up in situations where only you can help someone and only you can make a difference.
  • Eliminate negative thoughts. Thoughts become actions. So focus on the positive, and focus on happiness.
  • Stop and BREATHE. Remember the moment you are in. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow never comes.
  • Never lie. Tell the truth, even if it hurts.
  • Forgive yourself, and others, quickly and easily. Do not hold negative emotions.
  • A relationship should enhance each other, but never define either.