Warning: Be careful what you value!
Too dire? Well at least be aware of what you value and how it impacts your life.
If you have read the previous blogs Your Life’s Results, The Surefire Way to Uncover your Values, Your values = Your Life you’ve probably come up with a list of your life’s results and finally uncovered without doubt what YOUR present values are . So what’s next?
Well here’s the deal : some of those values will incarcerate or enslave you, others will set you free! I’ll show you why and how.
Here’s a list of values from the preivous blog for your perusal once again
Freedom Happy Retirement Security Good Health Family, Parents, Relatives Friendships Meeting the ‘Right Person’ Close Relationship with Children Spirtual Fulfilment Peace of Mind Wealth Living to an Old Age Being in Business for Yourself Knowing Important or Famous People Personal Possessions, Cars, Jewelry, Houses Contributions of Time, Money or Knowledge to Others Happiness Having no Problems to Deal With Free Time Fame Close Relationship with Spouse/Mate Power Adventure and Travel Sense of Accomplishment Respect from Others Being thought of as Good or Smart.
It may not be black and white, and there is much room for debate, but you can divide them up to be either intrinsic or extrinsic values. I know you will know how they apply to you!
Extrinsic values: Personal possessions, fame, power. These can only be satisfied by what is outside of you. You may be doing something to get a reward, a reaction or to please someone. The satisfaction of those value lies outside of yourself and out of your control.
Intrinsic values: Freedom, peace of mind, sense of accomplishment. Satisfying and achieving intrinsic values rely on your inner self.
Here’s a great image of the two terms:-
… and here’s the rub:-
You will be a slave to your Extrinsic Values.
All I need to say is “Keeping up with the Jones’s” and you will understand the simplest example of how values can incarcerate you. If you have to rely on something or someone else to satisfy and achieve your values, you cannot be other than a “slave” to that something or someone else. The control lies outside of yourself.
Remember there is no Right, Wrong, Good or Bad – just your life’s results that indicate what your values have been up to the present. And why you may be feeling “incarcerated” or stuck.
So can you change your values? Sure can!
I’ll show you some ways to do that in my future blogs. ( Sign up on your right for ntoification)
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