A guest post by Karen Ellyard.
In this post I would like to talk to you about your Value Goals.
I find that very few people set these goals – but I truly believe they are the most important goals of all.
They define who you are and what is important to you.
Some examples are; peace, love, joy, passion, wisdom, honesty, abundance, loyalty, compassion, generosity, integrity, kindness, responsibility, respect, tolerance, courage, acceptance, gratitude, forgiveness and faith, just to name a few.
Setting your Value Goals makes it very easy to make decisions.
Write down a list of values that are important to you – and then see if you can prioritize your top 12.
Make sure there is a balance across all areas of your life.
Although you may find it hard, work your list down to the 12 most important to you.
When you do this, (and they may change as we grow in life), there are many ways to use them.
With decision making, if I have to make an important decision, then I like to be able to tick all of them. If I can, then the decision is a no brainer.
If I can’t, then at some level it is going to compromise who I am and will not make me happy.
I do very much believe in compromise in certain situations – but I also believe that if you have to give up who you are, the price is too high.
How much of your energy is spent in these areas?
Considering this is who you are or who you want to be, hopefully it is a great deal.
How do you express these values in your daily life?
If our beliefs of who we are and our actions contradict – then we will be at odds with ourselves and that can’t be good for our souls.
I do believe this is why a lot of people live with stress.
I find it helps me to reflect, (that doesn’t mean beat myself up), and see where I did apply these values during the day and where I missed the opportunity.
I find if I am aware of it this helps me move forward with living a better way.
I have also found that my values are one of the few things that I truly own. I am born with them, and I will die with them, so they are mine to do something about.
If you spent a great deal of your day stressed, angry, worried etc., have a look at your goals. If those values aren’t on your list – why are you giving them so much of your energy?
Allow who you are or who you want to be to shine through.
I wish you love, blessings and great values.
Love & cheers, Karen Ellyard.
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
- Hans Hofmann