Know Your Core Values To Change Your Actions

It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your core values are.” Roy Disney

The content of our mind is shaped by our values, and all actions are a reflection of how we perceive our world. Priorities and reactions in life are determined by what we value.

Regardless of whether we acknowledge our values or not, they are there, and they do influence every decision and action that we take in life.

One of the clearest and easier-to-relate-to value system that I encountered and that continues inspiring me is The Four Agreements of Don Miguel Ruiz.

  1. Be Impeccable with your Word

    Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally

    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.   

  3. Don’t Make Assumptions

    Find the courage to ask questions and express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.   

  4. Always Do Your Best

    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to feeling sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgement, self-abuse, and regret.

We feel content and happy when our actions are aligned with our core values, we experience a life that is good.

Continue your deeper search for meaning here.

Photo credits: Clark Tibbs

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