stilllearninghowtofly - W W Tribe Psychiatrist
via Flickr How do you want to make a difference?
If you know you want to do something, but find it difficult to answer that question, it could be that you need to sit down and think about what is important to you.
Having a clearly defined set of values can energise you to achieve great things. They will help you to set goals that really resonate with you and say no to goals that aren't yours - you know the ones, the 'I really should . . .' sort of goals that are so hard to get motivated to achieve.
If you have a clear understanding of your core values you will be better able to avoid making reactionary decisions based on other peoples expectations, or your own mood at the time. Instead you can be true to yourself.
When you know who you are you can be clear about the standards of behaviour you expect from yourself and others. It helps you to set boundries and to say 'No' to people, situations and things that don't fit with your values.
There is also an incredible feeling of peace and fulfillment that comes with knowing yourself and being able to make decisions from a clearly defined 'centre'. You are propelled forward toward your goals and you attract people with similar values.
"Sounds great" You say . . . "But how do I find out my core values?"
First of all, schedule in some quiet time to really think about what matters to you. Then print out the Identifying your values workbook from SynergyInstitute.com and work through the steps.
Go for it!!!