What personal values are the most important to you? Love, money, health, kindness, career, spirituality, honesty, family?
Now consider this: Does your current life reflect this value? Do your daily behaviors, your daily thoughts and feelings, strongly align with this value? If you spend hours daily thinking about money, worrying about money, that’s what you really value. If you spend a lot of time being angry, thinking angry thoughts, feeling like you’re the victim, then “victimhood” is what you really value. If I say I value family above all else, but spend more time playing golf or going to Zumba classes than I do playing with the kids, I need to be aware of this discrepancy.
You don’t get points for what you say you value. In fact, your life already tells everyone what you value. It shouts it loud and clear. Does who you think you are match up with who your life says you are?
About the Author: James Robbins is a licensed professional counselor, published author and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. He has over 15 years of experience helping people in various life stages that come from a wide variety of cultural, economic and family backgrounds. Learn more about his background by clicking here.