What’s Important   Leave a comment


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I think that there is value in taking times to determine what is important.  So many times we can get so caught up in the activities of life that we forget to evaluate the necessity of those activities.  Whether you are in a leadership role or not, there are plenty of things to keep a person busy.  The true question is if those tasks feed into what is important to you or not.

In determining what is important, you have to take a bit of time identifying the core values in your life.  Over a course of time, some of those core values may change.  So for me, the starting point is evaluating and naming the core values in my life.  I have had more than one occasion when I have discovered there had been adjustments in my core values but all my activities and tasks had not been adjustments.  When the way in which we spend our time and resources is out of alignment with our core values, we can quickly get fatigued and frustrated.

Once these core values have been named, the next step is to do some evaluation of how time and resources are allocated.  Do the use of time and resources support the core values?  What tasks, commitments, and activities take away from your living out of your core values?  Are there new tasks, commitments, or activities which you might want to add to your life in support of your core values?  These questions, and maybe a few others, will help to align your life better and allow for you to find joy in what you are doing.

I have come to understand that what is important in my life is based on how I define my core values.  Sometimes I just need to be reminded of this truth.

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