I was talking to a friend this morning about a certain comment I had made earlier, when he said 'Yes but that's not the real you".
That and the subsequent conversation got me thinking about a course I did years ago, by a company that wanted all its employees to be on the same page so the speak, with values aligned as closely as possible.
So what is a value? We ended up agreeing that it is a principle or standard of behaviour, and judging what's important in life.
I often refer to the term "Moral compass", that is how our thoughts and morals help to guide us through life. They are an intrinsic part of you that reveal what you do and how you do it. Once you form a set of values, they kind of become what you stand for.
When you don't stick to your values it can feel a little weird and you will probably reflect on that later. Someone may even pull you up on it like my friend did at the start of this post!
If you don't get on with someone and are always clashing, it normally comes down to a clash of values. Recognising that can be useful in understanding what's going on with the relationship issues.
So I really feel that deciding on personal values is quite important, and letting them guide you through life.
Some examples of values may include honesty, openness, caring for the environment, being positive, being a role model to kids, being a good listener and so on.
Just wondering, has anyone thought much about what their personal values might be, and tried sticking to them? Or found it difficult to do so?
I look forward to hearing what you think!
Regards, The Bro