Most of us seldom take the time to consider what is really important to us in our lives. We go through each day taking for granted that we must live according to what life sets before us. I have come to understand that if what I am about to do is not in sync with what I feel is important to me, I have difficulty moving forward. It’s about my values.
Our values are important and say a lot about who we are. For example, on Sunday mornings you can always find me at my church. I communicate with my sons on a regular basis, once a day with one, another once a week, even though we are far apart. I spend valuable time in conversation with my husband and enjoy every moment of it. My clients are important to me, and I let them know it. My friends and I get together and laugh, talk, cry and enjoy each others’ company.
From the above you can sense some values that are important to me; my spirituality, my family, my business and friends. Of course I have many more values that represent what is important to me in my life.
One way to truly know yourself is to get in touch with your own set of values. It’s easy to get distracted by others’ ideals and make them your own because of outside influences. However, it’s essential that you uncover your own set of principles and ethics so you can be grounded in your own beliefs.
I am guided my values. They are key to helping me to define who I am and what I am about. In doing so, my own personal brilliance is uncovered which gives me a feeling of confidence and an overall good feeling about myself. What about you? Are you living your values or have you thought about them lately?
Your values are simply the things that are most important to you at your very core. It’s the unwavering belief in what you stand for. When you know your values, you can live a happier life doing what’s most important to you.
There are certain values that most people feel are important. You might find that they’re significant to you too, in determining your own personal values, as part of your core beliefs:
1. Adventure. If things seem to get too stale, do you eventually feel bored? If so, you have adventure close to your heart and you’d be happiest with trying new experiences and new ways of doing everyday things.
2. Relationships. Valuing relationships includes finding all relationships important, in addition to your romantic ones.
3. Spirituality. If you align with a certain religion or spiritual practice, then the beliefs of that practice are likely dear to your heart.
4. Creativity. Do you enjoy discovering and creating new things? If yes, perhaps it is one of your values.
5. Making a mark on the world. Many people say they simply want to be remembered warmly by others. Is that a core value for you? If so, how are you living that value?
Find out what really makes you happy and you are pretty much on your way to uncovering your personal values. As you arrive at certain elements, ask yourself if those things would bring you joy. Then ask “why.”
If you sense that you might not be living your values or somewhere along the way, you may have taken a wrong turn, don’t despair. Begin today thinking about how you can chart a new path that embraces your core values. Uncover a path that can lead to your true happiness starting now!
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