One can only “master” or be an effective time manager when we have clear goals for work, family, career, and health, etc. Without clarity of goals and focus, effective time management can only ever be an unachievable dream.
Core values are those big ideas that give you purpose.
They are the underlying motives for just about everything that matters to you.
They are a big foundational ideas, thoughts and fundamentals behind who you are, and the why behind what you do. They are in place from the time you’re about seven years old. They don’t really change even when life situations happen, you grow, nor as time moves forward. If you value family happiness at seven years old, you’ll likely value it at 77 years old too, although your situation may have dramatically changed, your values remain the same over time.
Your Core Values:
- Clarify who you are to yourself & others
- Articulate what you stand for
- Help explain why you do things the way you do
- Guide you in making decisions
- Underpin your actions
- Require no external justification
- Essential tenets of how you evaluate yourself and others
- Given to you
- The same for all people or as all others
- Business strategies
- Skills or strengths
- Cultural norms
- Universal or always shared with others
- Changed in response to conditions or other’s drives
What are your top 3 core values? And how do they help you navigate on a daily basis? How has understanding your core values saved you time? Please share your wisdom in the comment box below.