The Power of Knowing and Understanding Your Values

The Power of Knowing and Understanding Your Values

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Have you ever paused in the midst of a hectic day and wondered, “Why am I doing this?” It’s a question I’ve heard echoed in countless coaching sessions, often accompanied by a deep sigh or a hopeful glance. At the heart of this question lies a deeper quest: the search for our core values.

Values: The Invisible Threads That Guide Us

Imagine navigating a ship without a compass or trekking a forest without a map. That’s what life feels like when we’re disconnected from our values. They’re our internal compass, the silent whispers that guide our every decision, action, and reaction.

Why Tuning into Your Values Matters

  1. Clarity in Chaos: When faced with tough decisions, our values light the way, helping us choose paths aligned with our true selves.
  2. Authentic Connections: When we’re clear about our values, we attract like-minded souls. Relationships become more meaningful and genuine.
  3. Resilience in Adversity: During challenging times, our values become our anchor, providing strength and purpose.

The Journey of Self-Discovery

Becoming aware of our values isn’t a one-time event; it’s a journey. It’s about introspection, asking ourselves the tough questions, and listening to the answers with an open heart.

  1. Reflection: Take a moment to think about the moments you’ve felt most proud or fulfilled. What values were you honoring then?
  2. Open Conversations: Share your thoughts with trusted friends or mentors. Sometimes, they can see what we might overlook.
  3. Consistent Check-ins: As we evolve, so do our values. Regularly checking in with ourselves ensures we stay aligned.

A Personal Note

In my journey as a coach, I’ve witnessed the transformative power of understanding one’s values. It’s like watching someone find their North Star, that guiding light that had been there all along, just waiting to be discovered.

Here’s a great clip you can watch by Simon Sinek I love to share on “finding your WHY”.

If you’re on a quest to discover your values or seeking guidance on how to align your life with them, let’s connect. Together, we can embark on this beautiful journey of self-awareness and authentic living.

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Beatrice Redi

Coach, mentor and leadership development