Understand Your Own Values
Understand your own values – understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life. Knowing your values is important. It can help in deciding the work you want to do. And, for example, in choosing a life partner. Understanding them helps you deal with many challenges you will meet through life. Also, how to make the best choice in difficult situations.
Understand your own values – but what are values?
Values are the important and lasting things you believe about life. They are measures by which you will usually judge yourself and others. When you live your life in accordance with your values you will feel comfortable. And you will feel at peace with yourself. That is if your values are positive and truly your own. If you choose those you think you should have, you won’t truly live according to your own values. This will usually make you feel miserable, guilty or angry. You will not feel fulfilled.
Values are usually fairly stable throughout life. We learn them young from our parents, teachers, our friends and from the media. But not all the values we learn when young are helpful. Times do change! Think, for example, about the value that some people learned when young about the “separate” roles of men and women. Or the values that some people have adopted about particular brands.
When you begin to understand your own values you can begin to make choices about which to hold on to. But also which to let go.
Working with a coach really can help you be clear about your values. And learn to live in harmony with them. Get in touch at the email address below – I offer a free half hour trial session by phone or Skype.
Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in organisational development, management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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