Success is yours for the taking. If you have life goals or any goals for that matter. Its important to align your values so you will automatically work towards your goals and your inevitable success. One way I recommend of setting a goal and then aligning your values to match the goal is as follows.
First you need to workout what you want to achieve, this goal needs to mean something to you. You need to have a lot of determination for this goal or don’t even bother trying(failing). Once you have a goal in mind. E.G. Running a marathon. Its time to look at your values.
Write down 6-10 of your main values in life.
Now you can see the list above is good for creating a happy relationship but its not aimed at your goal of running a marathon.
You need to go through and number these in the order you want and you think is best to achieve your goal.
My reorder of values:
Can you see how these new values align with working towards my goal now?
You don’t always need to focus your values so strongly towards one goal. I often have a more balanced value set. I even have the value of ‘balance’ towards the top of the list so I know if I am working too hard or partying too hard I need to balance it out. Life is always a bit of a balancing act. You need to balance your time, your relationships, your energy & etc. You get the point.
Focus is great if your really struggling with a goal. I’d recommend setting your values very strongly towards your goals. Just don’t burn yourself out!
How can I tell if I am burning myself out and I need to align my values a little differently?
One easy way to tell is if your health declines. If you start feeling sick, getting headaches, feeling overly stressed out all the time etc. This means your values are out of balance and your life needs a conscious effort to rebalance it!
Have you heard of challenge/skill graph?
All challenges in life can be put down on the below graph. Where your skills land depend on the emotions etc you feel.
*Hint* You want to be in the flow zone! *Hint*
Go align your values towards your goal/s and make it to the flow zone!