A value driven life
We all have values that we live our lives by, whether we realize it or not. Our values are what we use when evaluating big decisions, and determine how we sit with the consequences of those decisions. Decisions like should I go back to grad school? Should I move cities? Should I propose to my partner?
However, what we often don’t do is do this intentionally. We internalize values at a subconscious level and they surface as gut feelings. For the most part we don’t use them with intent.
By really understanding your values, you can turn these gut feelings into an intentional framework you can use for evaluating decisions and behaviors. Your values can be your north star, your guiding principles, and the bedrock of how you live your life.
Understanding your values #
I originally titled this section, ‘choosing your values’, but in actual fact you already have a set of values derived from...
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