Tuesday 13th June 2017
Core-values are the values that you hold dear to you. You should look at them and go back to square one, to where it started. You need to start to remove the clutter and baggage that has clogged your thinking, perhaps that has impaired your decision making in the past. It should bring to the front those things that have been grounded in you. The ones that have established themselves in you over the years the ones inherited from your parents, teachers and peers. They are the core-values that define who you are as well as your character. They are the “the main tools you have in your tool-box” that you work with.
What are your core-values? Are they your family? Is it your business? Is it freedom you want? Could it be the environment? The mentors and peers you looked up to growing up, as well as the culture that you’ve been brought up in? These have all moulded the personal core-values you believe in. Are you aware of your true core-values? Do you actively protect and support your core-values?
Unfortunately, in today’s fast-moving society, with so many distractions it’s very easy to forget our own true values it’s so very easy to waste time disappearing in the wrong direction. One very important thing I say to my mentees and clients is, “take some time to think and, more importantly feel, what really matters to you”. Am I still treading the path that I mapped out all those years ago?
Before you start making a career or a life changing decision, it’s important to define your own personal criteria for your “success”. Your criteria should be clearly established in your mind. You need to regularly update your core-values because of changing circumstances and lessons learnt from the last time you reviewed them. What happens is, by making quick decisions those quick decisions could possibly send you off in a completely wrong direction. Sometimes in a direction you really didn’t want to go in.