Whether you believe it or not, we are all governed by values. Our values influence the way we make decisions and carry out our lives effectively. They can instill values or we can adopt them. Our values can change. The important thing to know is that when we have strong values and positive values, they will be integral to achieve what we want in this life.
The values are not objective. The objectives are objectives. Values are the basis on which we make life.
The values are how you see the world, what you see as important, what you believe.
Why do we talk about values? Because they are the basis of your approach to life! Values are the basis of the journey in the path of life. They support and drive your purpose.
When we train clients, one of the actions that we make is for the client to articulate what their values are. Writing them is a way to keep our values present in our lives.
Here are some ways to clarify your values:
1. Imagine that you have a day to go in the way you want. What would you do? Some of the answers will give you clarity as to what are some of your values.
2. Think of your sense of good and evil. As you explain what is right, you will be more clear about your values.
3. Think about what excites you and what motivates you. They will also give you clues about values.
4. Think about the actions that can add stability to your life. This will allow you to think what these values could be
When you write down your values, it's important to write 'em in the present time. As an example, you can write one of your values as "I am a stable financier" instead of "I will be financially stable."
An excellent way to do all this is to use index cards or sticky notes, because you may find that you will have many things scored. Most likely they will work in natural groups. Some people like to set a few higher values, with support values.
To use the previous example, a global value could be "I am a stable financier". You may have several supporting values for this statement, such as "Pay all my invoices before expiration date." "I check my insurance annually," "I save the x percent of my income."
Here are some areas where you can indicate your values:
Although it may seem that you are doing more work than necessary, it is interesting to see how, being clear about your values, they can influence your actions.
In a personal example, one of my values is "I explore when I travel." In a recent speech speaking in Oklahoma City, when I arrived at my hotel room, although I was tired, I asked to what extent was the Oklahoma Memorial. When I learned that there were only six blocks, I walked there and I was very glad I did. It was a memorial to live. I doubt that he would have done it, if he had not "lived" that value.
Therefore, I urge you to spend some time in clearing up your values. You are already there, most likely you did not put them on paper. It is nice to live them, and it is even more pleasant to convey to those who follow you.