Your Values are the basis of the results that you get in life, so you want to choose Values which are really important to you, not others.
So why is that significant?
If our Values are the basis of our results it would seem that we constantly get what we Worth in life. That is sort of true. We get results that spring up out of the things we Value at the moment. What I mean is that there is a hierarchy of Values which most of us have. Some are more significant than others. In an ideal world, we would not violate greater Values for lesser Values. Generally that is true. From time to time, we are selfish and violate Values for selfish reasons or from emotional outbursts. In that instant we Value our authentic Values less than being greedy or being psychological. We get results from these temporary changes in what is most important to us, even if we know that it’s not what we finally truly Value.
Values Based Success is all about keeping us aware of our Values and living the life that results from these Values. We must understand what the Values are though. We must know what type of life those Values lead to (Vision) and the way we would like to get there (Mission). From there we create the Roadmap that gets us into our Vision. That’s our Targets and Action Plans.
All Success and all failure stems from how tightly we align ourselves and our activities with our Values. Examine anyone who is succeeded or failed spectacularly. Successes are completely and radically aligned with their Values. Failures may know their Values although not likely. Or they allow other people’s Values be their base. Or they select negative Values over favorable Values. Failures do not align their own lives and plans with favorable Values that they have. Failures often wander without direction exactly because they do not know and understand their Values.
You may ask, what about people who appear to achieve Success, but are ruthless, unwanted, damaging folks? Amazing question.
I think true Success is unique to the person and based on optimistic Values, not negative ones. Negative Values are often ones who have an implied phrase at the end,”at any price.” By way of instance, wealth (at any price ) or attaining a particular standard of living (at any price ) or controlling a field or market (at any price ). These Values are perverted versions of favorable Values.
Any Value which can be expressed in a selfish way or without regard to the injury done to other people is a negative price. We see it at the attitudes that reveal how some people today believe they are inherently better than others. We see it in attitudes that reveal how some folks take offense at anything however small and are quick to anger and judgement.
Success based on optimistic Values by default will honor others, pursue results which don’t violate your other Values or violate the rights and dignity of other folks. It does not mean we can not desire to be wealthy or have a excellent lifestyle. The question is what do you need to do get there? How can you serve your loved ones, community, colleagues, clients or employees to get there?
That is what Values Based Success will help you find out.