Have you ever noticed how people believe certain things about themselves, and yet how the exact opposite trait tends to show up in their actions? Values drive actions.
What do you value? If you truly value a particular thing/trait, then it will show up in your actions. How many times have you said you value something, but then you never followed through and actually did it?
Values have little to do with talk, but everything to do with walk. For example, you may say you value your health, but if you never exercise and continue to fill it with junk food, then your actions reveal that, despite your talk, you do not truly value your health. You may say you value your family, but if you do not spend quality time with your spouse and children, then no matter how much you protest and offer excuses, the fact is that something else in your life has a higher value you and you are choosing it over them.
Values are your core beliefs and they manifest in daily life as the actions you take in the moment of choice. You will choose to live out what you value.
This is a great time of the year (as we move into establishing our new Fall Season routines) to do a thorough and honest inventory, asking the question, “Am I really living my values?” Here's how to get started...