The Scenario: If you eat an apple you are left with its core. To you and me there is nothing significant about the remains of an apple. To that apple, the core, its center, is the foundation for life.
Our core values operate in a similar way. They are basic foundations, operating philosophies, and/or sets of principles that guide our behavior and stem from our beliefs. It’s what we stand for.
What does this have to do with your goals? Is achieving a goal more fulfilling when it is aligned with our core values?
Make a list of your core values by answering the question, “What is most important to me as a . . .?” Fill in the blank with one of your life titles such as: wife, mother, husband, CEO, manager, brother, etc.
The values that are most important to me as a wife are respect, equality, honesty, true friendship and happiness. Therefore, if I chose a mate with characteristics that did not complement mine or were not aligned with my core values I would be disappointed with his decision-making process. Our core values must be aligned.
The same theory applies for every aspect of our lives.
The Insight: Another characteristic a goal must have is to be aligned with your core values.
What are the top five core values that are most important to you?
A Positive Perspective for Life, Love, and Relationships