Our Values define who we are!
“Values aren’t buses… They’re not supposed to get you anywhere. They’re supposed to define who you are.” – Jennifer Cruise
When we know what our values are, we can make decisions far easier as Roy Disney stated: “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
But what are your values?
A dear friend of mine Paul Ter Wal once explained to me that the journey to discover your core values is a crucial and important journey for individuals and companies. He has developed a system to assist companies with this and I would encourage you to connect with him via the link below.
But let’s focus on you and your values.
Download the PDF provided at the link in the description now.
Now note on the downloaded list 10 values that are most important to you.
Remove 5 of the values to only have 5 left.
5 are still too many remove 2 more.
3 is a crowd so remove 1 more.
Now that you are left with 2 ask yourself if someone put a gun to your head and instructed you to let one of the values go which one would it be?
That was an emotionally painful step correct, was it not?
When you behave contrary to your values you have this underlying emotional pain in your subconscious and that drains your energy without you even realising.
For your own sanity and success, you need to spend time and consider how you live out your core value.
Clarity on this will automatically give you a greater sense of purpose.
This greater sense of purpose will automatically generate more engagement in your daily activities.
When you are engaged you will ultimately experience success.
President Eisenhower knew that the fact that we have things is far less important than that we know and honour our values.
“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both”. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
Let’s do as Paul Ter Wal encourages us to do. Set aside time to search for our true core values that determine who we are and start living according to them.
May your life be a testimony to your core values.