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How would you define your values?
Before you answer this question, you need to know what, in general, values are.
Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work.
They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.
When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you’re satisfied and content. But when these don’t align with your personal values, that’s when things feel… wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness.
This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.
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How Values Help You
Values exist, whether you recognize them or not. Life can be much easier
In a Nutshell
Identifying and focusing
on our personal values helps us become successful. By clarifying
and applying our values, we can achieve
· enhanced self-awareness,
· more effective time management,
· greater integrity, and
· greater credibility as a leader
In This Issue
Hughes: Knowing and Acting on Her Values
Presidential advisor, Karen
Hughes (second from the left in the photo above), is leaving Washington,
D.C. this month to return with her family to their home in Texas.
She believes that Texas is a better environment for raising her teenage
son. For this, she sacrifices having close contact with President
Bush and having significant influence in the President’s decisions.
I really admire Karen Hughes for knowing and acting on her values1.