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Have you felt that way? Do you wonder why you are so busy but not fulfilled? I know that feeling! In my past I was doing so much, busy all the time, but I was not making a difference. One of my values is, trying to make a difference, I was not living in my purpose.
What would you say are your values? Community involvement, relationships, career advancement, money, adventure, helping others…? Everyone values something! Our values are how we prioritize our time, energy, resources… our values help define our purpose.
If you were to describe yourself and your values, would the things you spend your time and energy on, line up with your description? Are your values part of your everyday life? Do you filter your decisions throughout the day or set goals for next week, month, year, and beyond through your values? Do your values help you set your priorities? Are your values driving your life’s purpose?
When your values are aligned with your thoughts, how you are spending your time, your energy, and resources, your life is good, in balance – on purpose! When your time, energy, resources and thoughts are not aligning with your values, there is something just not right! Life is not running on all cylinders – priorities are all messed up – we don’t feel like we are fulfilled.
Not sure if you are living your values? Here is a simple exercise; take a look at your calendar – do the appointments you have set line up with what you value? Or are the hours you have in a day consumed by other things? What is taking your time and energy? Now open your online bank statement or open your checkbook register – do you spend your resources based on your values?
When I first did this exercise years ago, it was enlightening to see that, no, I was NOT spending my time, energy or resources on things that were important to me. No wonder I was feeling out of sorts! I did some work to clarify my values, get more in line with them. After that work, I was able to understand and clarify my life’s purpose – Helping others reach their highest potential through equipping, developing, leading and encouraging! Wow, what a difference clarification made in my life! Life is good!
If you would like to learn more about clarifying your values, setting and achieving goals or finding your life’s purpose, why not contact me and give Life Coaching a try? Simply go to my Speak To Me page and fill out the form. Let’s set up your free 15 minute session to discuss how we can move forward together.