You need to invest your time and energy into what you truly value, not only what you have been taught to value. What do you truly value?
Two critical indicators determine what values you are living: Your checkbook and your date book (calendar). These two documents determine where you are investing your time and money. Do these two indicators reflect the true and highest values you want to live?
Your values give your life meaning and the purpose you derive in life. The reason you get up in the morning is about what you value and how successfully you prioritize and ‘live’ your values. Your values define who you are, influence the choices you make and affect how you live.
The challenge of living in today’s fast paced environment and building a life of value can be difficult. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated or bored. You might wonder if this is as good as it will be or if it is worth it. You might discover that the values you are living are not your own – or that the means to express your values are being thwarted by those around you.
When you live your own values, rather than the ones others choose; you establish a solid foundation on which to build your life. When your values and aspirations are moral and good, then you are living a ‘life of value.’
Basic values are founded on: Acceptance, Altruism, Courage, Creativity, Dedication, Development, Education, Faith, Fulfillment, Humor, Lightheartedness, Ingenuity, Integrity, Justice, Kindness, Knowledge, Magnanimity, Meaning, Optimism, Passion, Progress, Responsibility, Risk Taking, Self-Awareness, Strength, Trust, Truth, Vision, Will, Wisdom.
There are words of wisdom from thinkers, activists, spiritual leaders and heroes from the past and the present that can be helpful, inspirational and empowering. When you are confident about what you value and which virtues you are pursuing, you are creating ‘a life of value’ – that you can enjoy and others will enjoy too.
When you invest in what matters most to you each day, you will feel your aliveness expanding.
Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Metaphysician – Certified Hypnosis Practitioner, Author and Speaker. Dr. Dorothy facilitates clearing blocks, fears and limiting beliefs. You can live the life you desire. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one’s thoughts and feelings. https://drdorothy.net