OUR VALUE IS THE SUM OF OUR VALUES
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are”
What are values? Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. With this in mind; how would you define YOUR values?
Values should determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to. When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you’ll find that you feel satisfied, content, happy.
When things don’t align with your personal values, that’s when things feel… wrong and this can be a very real source of unhappiness and this is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.
Values exist, whether you recognise them or not and like we’ve all been doing in business for years, life runs much more smoothly when you acknowledge your values and when you make plans and decisions that honour them.
If you value family, but you have to work 65-hour weeks in your job, will you feel internal stress and conflict?
If you don’t value competition and yet you work in a highly competitive sales environment, are you likely to be satisfied with your job?
In these types of situations, understanding your values can really help. When you know your own values, you can use them to make decisions about how to live your life, and you can finally start to answer questions such as ‘should I start my own business?’ Should I follow tradition, or travel down a new path?’ If I’m choosing to travel down a new path – what does that path look like?’
So, take the time to understand the real priorities in your life, and you’ll be able to determine the best direction for you and your life goals.
“…your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth”