Values and Why They Are Important Part 1 Introduction


Values and Why They Are Important

 is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home

This is first post in a short series on values, what are they, why are they important and how to understand your own values.

Understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life.  Knowing them can guide you in deciding the work you want to do and even how you choose a life partner. Understanding them can help you deal with many of the challenges you will meet through life and how to make the best choice in different situations.

What Are Values?

Values are the important and lasting things you believe about life and the measures by which you will usually judge yourself and others. When you live your life in accord with your values you will usually feel comfortable and at peace with yourself. That is if your values are positive and truly your own, not those you think you should have. When you don’t live according to your own values, you may feel miserably, guilty or angry with what is preventing you from feeling fulfilled.

Values are usually fairly stable throughout life. We learn them young from our parents, teachers, our friends and sometimes, these days, from the media. But not all the values we learn when young are helpful to us. Times change! Think, for example, about the value that some people learned when young about the "separate" roles of men and women. Or the values that some people have taken on related to particular brands,

When you begin to understand your own values you can begin to make choices about which to hold on to.

Next time, we’ll begin to look at how you determine what are your own real values.

101334901_80_80Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home
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