The Importance of Values
Your values are the foundation of how you see the world (evaluate and judge things/people), the decisions you make and the actions that you take. Your value system thus determines your life’s strategies and results. Your values can determine whether you’re living a life of desperation or a life of inspiration. Knowing your values and living according to them can make the difference between living and ordinary life and living an extraordinary life.
Our values arise from things that we feel are unfulfilled. If you grew up poor and not having enough material possessions, you may feel that unless you have money, you are unfulfilled. This will make having or making money a high value/priority for you. That which you perceive as being the most important thing in your life that is missing, becomes what you want most to fulfil and thus drives your highest values. Your values are things that you perceive as being missing that you want to fill. What is missing is what drives what is important.
Knowing, understanding and applying your values can make the difference between having a life that is meaningless and having a life that is inspired and meaningful. This one factor has more impact on your life and destiny than any other factor.