Was asked this question recently and wanted to pose it here: What are the top three values of your life?
Values are only values if every decision you make is filtered through them. It’s not a value if it doesn’t make the checklist of your decisions. And you can tell what you value BY your decisions.
So, of course, I gave four instead of three:
- Love & Caring – I want to be known as someone who loves and cares for people. This also means helping others.
- Right & Wrong – I want my life to be centered on good values that put people first.
- Purpose & Impact – I want my life to count, to use my time, talent and treasure to make people’s lives awesome.
- Learning & Growing (Teaching & Sharing) – I want to always be growing and for others to grow as well.
I hope my life paints these in vivid color.
The real test would be … if you were to be impartially judged by your stated core values, would they be found true?
In reflection these matter most to me. And of course I’ve stumbled and not always lived them or acted on them as my core. But looking at them, they resonate within me deeply.
And as the founder and CEO of our company, I’ve found that my core values and DNA are interwoven into who we are and how we do things. And I like that. Very much. As these symbolize who I am, to my core.
What are your life’s core values?