“What Matters Most” The Value of Knowing Your Values
Do you sometimes feel lost or confused when looking at the circumstances of your life? Have you ever achieved a big goal...and felt surprisingly empty instead of fulfilled? Has making a “simple” decision ever taken WAY longer than you think it should?
All of these are indications of how well your Personal Value System works...or doesn’t.
Your values are the basic guidelines that you use, consciously or unconsciously, to make every choice, great or small. If you’re unhappy with any area of your life, it’s probably because you’ve relinquished your decision-making to your current situation, your impulses, or the influence of others.
When you’re aware of and in touch with your core values, however, you have powerful, easily-accessible clarity and insight to help you pursue the right relationships, choose the right career, and know when to compromise and when to stand your ground.
Being in touch with your values is extremely important.
You can have wild successes all day long, but if they’re not supporting your values, they simply won’t bring you lasting happiness or fulfillment. In fact, it won’t be long before you’re feeling completely empty and dissatisfied with your life.
On the other hand, one small victory that supports your core values will make you feel that you’re on top of the world, heading in the right direction, and winning at life. Fortunately, it doesn’t take much to get in touch with your values. They’re there, always operating under the surface, so in order to live in alignment, you just need to take a closer look at what matters most.