N.O.V.A. is an acronym that stands for:

Nurturing = To help you grow and develop in good positive ways
Opportunities = Good things that come your way. To help you recognize & seek after good opportunities in life
Values = Good Principles, Ideals, & Standards that you believe in & live by
Accountability = Being responsible for your choices & actions

NOVA Principles – What is a Principle?

A Principle is a law or set of rules that govern things
” Examples… The Principles of: Gravity; Mathematics; Chemistry; Electricity; Music; Etc…

Knowing and understanding the laws and rules of Principles is very important in order to become intelligent and successful

Knowing and understanding the laws and rules of Principles allows a person to do some amazing things!
For instance… Knowing and understanding what Principles were necessary to make a Cell Phone?
” Mathematics; Chemistry; Mechanical & Electrical Engineering; Computer software programing; Etc…

This is what NOVA is all about… To teach you important Principles so you can become intelligent and successful people

Opportunities

Good things that come your way.

  1. When you make good choices, you allow good opportunities to come your way.
  2. When you make wrong choices, you don’t allow good opportunities to come your way.
Accountability

Accepting responsibility for your choices and actions.

  1. It’s important to be accountable for your choices & actions.
  2. If you’re not accountable for what you do, you could do anything & get away with it.
  3. Laws and rules are created to hold people accountable for their choices & actions.

N.O.V.A. Principles

Principle #1 – Study the situation. (STS)
  1. This means you should think before you make a choice or decision.
  2. Ask yourself:
  • What’s good about it?
  • What’s harmful, dangerous or wrong about it?
  1. If it’s good, then do it.
  2. If it’s harmful, dangerous and wrong, then don’t do it.
Principle #6 – Knowledge is Potential Power

Using knowledge gives you power.

  1. There’s an old saying that says, “Knowledge is Power”. However, knowledge is actually

“Potential” power because you have to use the knowledge you have if you want to receive power.

  1. If you have the knowledge to help you become successful but choose not to use it, then that knowledge will not give you any power.
  2. Knowledge can also be forgotten if you don’t use it or make it a part of your life.
  3. Use the knowledge you have to help you stay away from harmful and dangerous things and to lead you to your path of excellence!

Principle #2 – Cause & Effect

When you do something or don’t do something, something happens.

  1. There is a cause and effect to everything in life.
  2. It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do, there will be a cause and effect.
  3. You are free to make your own choices, but you’re not always free to choose your consequences.
  4. If you choose to use drugs, you don’t get to choose its effects on you. That’s already been decided.
  • Poor health
  • Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Addiction
  • Jail
  • Death
Principle #7 – Boiling a Frog Effect

When do you know you’re a boiled frog? When it’s too late.

  1. With some drugs, the damage to your body happens so gradually that you won’t notice it until it’s too late.
  2. There are many things in life that may not seem harmful or dangerous at first because the negative effects are so small. Over time

Principle #3 – True Colors

What’s right is right, and what’s wrong is wrong.

  1. What’s wrong doesn’t become right just because everyone’s doing it.
  2. What’s right doesn’t become wrong just because no one’s doing it.
  3. Stand-up for the things you know are right.
  4. Stand against the things you know are wrong.
Principle #8 – Which Wolf are you feeding?

Which wolf is stronger? The one you feed.

  1. There lives within each of us 2 Wolves. One Wolf is angry, violent, and filled with hate. The other Wolf is kind, loving, and friendly.
  2. Which Wolf is stronger? The one you feed.
  3. Which Wolf are you feeding?

Principle #4 – Lifetime Decisions

Decisions you make that determine your success or failure in life.

  1. There are only a few Lifetime Decisions you will need to make in your life.
  2. Lifetime Decisions have incredible impact and can determine your success or failure in life.
  3. Make good Lifetime Decisions NOW!
  4. The decisions you make now can and will affect what happens to you today, tomorrow and the rest of your life.

Some Major Lifetime Decisions Are:

  1. Honesty & Integrity (your honor, dependability, trustworthiness).
  2. Positive Attitude (self discipline, doing your best, and being optimistic).
  3. Respect to self, others, and things (treating yourself, others, and things in a good, positive, and
  4. proper way).

How To Make Good Lifetime Decisions:

  1. Don’t do things that are harmful, dangerous and wrong (be a N.O.V.A. Lone Wolf if necessary).
  2. Stand up for what you believe in and value (simply state, “I don’t steal, I don’t smoke…”).
  3. Don’t put yourself in bad situations (don’t go to places you know trouble or problems will occur).
  4. Choose good friends.
Principle #9 – Garbage In / Garbage Out

What you put in, is what you get out.

  1. Your brain is like a computer hard drive. Everything you see, hear, and do is entered into your brain.
  2. If you put good things in, you get good things out. Likewise, if you put garbage in, you get garbage out.
  3. Should you expect anything different?

 

Principle #5 – Paradigm

The view or perspective of how you see things.

How you see things are based on two Paradigms, “The Victim Paradigm”, and “The Hero Paradigm”.

  1. A person who has a Victim Paradigm or view of things:

” Is one who thinks: “Why me?”, “Why try?”, “Give up!”, “I can’t!” and “I don’t care!”.

  1. They blame others for their troubles and problems and think in terms of, “Entitlement” (people owe them things).

” Has low self-esteem, is miserable, and is not on the path to excellence.

  1. A person who has a Hero Paradigm or view of things:

” Is one who thinks: “Why not me?”, “I’ll do my best!”, “I won’t give up!”, “I can!”, and “I care!”.

  1. They accept accountability for their choices and actions, and they create things of value for themselves and others.

” Has self-esteem, is happy, and is on the path to excellence.