Do you feel pushed and pulled in so many directions that you don’t know which way to turn? Knowing your values and living them out will make all the difference. Let’s talk about it in today’s #PointstoPonder. And stay tuned to the end of the video to find out about your free “values” resource.
What are values?
Values are words that represent what’s important in your life. Values motivate you, inspire you and energize you. If you don’t know your core values, you can be easily swayed by people and circumstances.
What are your values?
Do you know your personal values, those two to five words that represent who you are right now? Until you define them, it’s easy to be tossed to and fro in life.
No. 1: Get to know your values
There are a lot of different ways to start on the journey toward mapping out your values. As a coach, I work with clients like you through an in-depth values conversation. I also have a values worksheet that I’ll talk more about in a moment.
Start with prayer and ask God for His guidance in your quest to bring to light those values intrinsic to you. Then, walk forward in trust because I John 5:14 says: “And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.”
Here are three questions to help you get started. Think on these and make some notes: What qualities describe you best? What are your foundational beliefs? What matters most to you?
No. 2: Look deeper
Once you’ve clarified your values, it’s time to take a closer look at these in comparison with how you actually live your life. Until you pause long enough to look for any gaps, you won’t be equipped to move forward in truly living out your values in a way that brings you greater peace. Ask yourself: Do your stated values and your lived-out values align?
No. 3: Let your values be your touchstone
Walking forward with your values as your guide will help greatly in your decision making. They will help you know what to say yes to and when to say no. Going forward, how can you keep your values top of mind as you make your daily decisions? And don’t forget plan ahead: What will you do when you are pushed to make choices that don’t match your values?
It’s time for you to take that step
I’m currently accepting coaching clients who want to learn more about living out their values, so reach out and set up a time for us to talk by clicking the “Contact me” tab. And download your free values worksheet by clicking on the “Resources” tab above.