Greeting to you this Monday Morning !
We all need a reason for living. The stronger the reason, the more motivation we have.
Knowing and living according to your values has a number of benefits. Firstly by making a commitment to demonstrate your values on a daily basis you have a very clear code of ethics and standards to live by, this makes it easier to respond positively to the ups and downs of daily living. Secondly, by choosing to act on these values you break the pattern of reacting, and this is how you change old beliefs and create new beliefs about yourself. And most importantly acting on these values makes you feel better… and happier.
You can describe values in two categories : 1. Being and 2. Having Values.
Your being values are the character traits of the ideal person you would like to be. for example : kind, loving, generous, inspirational, peaceful, wise and even powerful. By acting on these values you ‘give’ to others through your actions and you inspire others by being a positive role model. Mastering being these character traits becomes your life purpose.
On other side, Your having values are the feelings you need to create in order to be happy. These could be companionship, achievement, support, being valued or sense of security. This is what you ‘receive’ and value. You take responsibility for filling your own needs by taking steps to create these feelings and conditions in your life.
When you react you give your power away. All you have to do is observe the world around you and you will see people reacting constantly, and it doesn’t make them happy.
When you consciously choose to act on your values you not only feel good about yourself, you reinforce your chosen beliefs.
Have a great week ahead !