Values are a common term within organisations, a common set of principles which drive the way we influence, the way we interact with each other, and how we work together to achieve the desired results. But what about our personal values?
Some of us know what those values are because we nourish them and build upon them every day. Some of us aren’t sure of what they are and some of us even don’t know at all. These are the core things which highlight what we stand for, I like to think of it as a personal code of conduct. They determine our worth, our usefulness and importance. They drive our behaviours and can be bourne from family upbringings, social media or generally people around us. They are what encourage happiness, a fulfilled life and in most instances drive the goals and dreams to achieve our achievements.
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Thinking of the things which are important in your life, which represent who you are and which bring you inner peace and happiness knowing what you stand for can really help you live with purpose. They also:
STOP YOU LIVING SOMEONE ELSE’S VALUES
Sometimes this isn’t easy, especially if you are in a difficult relationship or family situation where other people’s opinions and values are pressed upon you but listing the things which are important to you helps you find your centre, the things which define who you are. Don’t waste time living other people’s values, you only have one life, live it the way you want to. Noone else is living your life but you.
HELP YOU BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
Once you know what your values are you are able to look forward to your goals and dreams that you want to achieve and know what you are willing to accept in order to live a fulfilled life.
DETERMINE HOW YOU RELATE TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
Whether it be your relationship, colleagues, family or friends your values will determine how you interact with these people. The manner in which you speak to them, the way you treat them, do you treat them the way you would be like to be treated yourself?
It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are
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Our personal values are what we care about, they help us make important decisions which affect our daily lives and steer us away from things we want to avoid. Staying true to yourself is the way to living a satisfied and charmed life.
I mentioned in my previous post that I have had to seriously chill out this weekend, having no choice but to relax has encouraged me to think of a few things which are important to me.
What are your values? Do you think they help you lead a more fulfilled and purposeful life?
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