Saturday, April 27, 2013

Your life values.

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. 
- Albert Einstein

Do you know what is important for you in your life? Very often people make decision and react for different situation base on their life values. Our life values are shaped in childhood. Not only important is in what values we believe but also hierarchy of this values. This hierarchy sometimes changes during our live. From time to time is good to make review of values which are most important in your life. Living in harmony with your values gives more satisfaction and happiness. When you set your goals you should check if they are in harmony with your values.

Many people do not think deeply on their values. They act upon decision of others. Very often we can observe following scenario. Man have beautiful wife,children and good job. He working hard to earn more money and achieve better position in their career. He spend an extra hours in work, back home late and have no time and energy to play with children or talk with wife. After few years he find that he is alone. Children leave home, wife doesn't want to sleep and talk with him. He find that there is not life he want to have.

Now you may think what are example of life value. Steve Pavlina on his blog listed 418 different values. As he wrote "Most values [from this list] have little or no significance to you (and some may even seem negative to you), there are those values that just jump out and call to you"

You can find list of this values here:

To find your important values you can print this list, read them and mark this values which you feel are significant for you.

Even better web tool to discover life values you will find here:

With this tool you not only identify important values but also you can check if you currently live in harmony with your values. Interesting is that tool help you to find which values you are express through different life roles.

Do something for yourself - take an hour to determine your life values. Write them on small piece of paper and keep it with you. Look at your values in the challenging moment or when you need to take hard decision. Your values are your inner GPS.

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