Updated: May 1, 2019
A part of my strategy for leading a meaningful life is purposefully expressing my values.
My values serve as an emotional and spiritual anchor that influence behaviors consistent with who I want to be.
- During the week, I'm usually in bed by 9 and up at 5, which reflects my value for balance.
- I tend to wait until I'm hungry to eat, instead of when it's time, which reflects my value for abundance.
- I tackle difficult, creative work before busy, urgent work each day, which reflects my value for willingness.
The three values I've frequented most often have been courage, resilience, and integrity.
Those are my "belly" words; when I say them, I feel them, and when I honor them, that feeling intensifies.
As my journey continues unfolding and I remain open to evolution, I'm being drawn towards values like maturity, respect, and responsibility.
They feel different when I say them and when I intentionally express them, those activities take on new meaning.
Above all, I'm grateful for my curious spirit, full of wonder and awe, which has allowed life to become one magnificent experience.
"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." Roy Disney