Friday, January 28, 2011
How Your Core Values Drive TRUE Life Fulfillment: Part 5/6 today
Part 5: How Your Core Values Drive TRUE Life Fulfillment
On Day 1 in this blog series, I redefined the meaning of life fulfillment.
TRUE life fulfillment: A state in which a human being, having developed the full potentialities of all his or her talents and abilities, is fully realized and complete.
On Day 2, we examined the first of four building blocks to achieving TRUE life fulfillment: building block NUMBER ONE, self-esteem; on Day 3: building block NUMBER TWO, self-confidence; and on Day 4: building block NUMBER THREE, courage.
BUILDING BLOCK #4: Core Values
Self-esteem is the thought that you can do it. Self-confidence is the muscle to take the action. And courage is an outcome of actions and the self-confidence muscles you have built.
But now, how do you wean yourself from relying on external affirmation that you are good, worthy and on the right path? How do you go from seeking outside reinforcement to relying on internal reinforcement and affirmation? Because the truth is, if you can master the art of being your own affirmer—your own measuring stick for how well you are, or are not, doing—you can always get a true and accurate assessment.
So, how do you do this? You have to follow your own inner compass that points to your core values. Oh, how simple, right? Actually, it is.
I have a written statement about MY personal beliefs and values for each area of my life. These values are the yardstick by which I measure my achievement and performance. I know by this measurement if I am on course in life or whether I have run aground. No matter what happens during the day, I evaluate myself against the standards of MY core values, not anyone else’s. If I have met those standards, then I feel good about myself, my actions and my day. If I have fallen short, I know it and I can realign to make sure that tomorrow I stay on course.
If you live your life every day to reflect the values you yourself have set and believe in, than there is no way that you can be crushed by anyone else’s thoughts, judgments, criticisms or attacks. You are safe in your own boat, and you continue to float because you know that the inherent nature and values by which you live have been met and reflected.
Wait for my next blog in one hour:
FINAL Part 6: The FOUR Foundational Pillars of TRUE Life Fulfillment
To your TRUE success!
Kathleen Aston International
Founder & Life-Fulfillment Strategist
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