What is most important to us in life?
Usually we don’t ask ourselves this question very often and interestingly towards it everyone is completely unique in their response! For some people it is family, for some it is love, for some people it is success, some say health, some say security in life, some want safety, some look for adventure or thrill in life, while some are happy with status quo.
What all these things have in common is that people attach certain values to each of these and remain attached with these values in different ways and in different proportions.
We all believe that our values are the things that are most important to us in our lives.
They guide our every decision big or small and bring us to the point where we are today. If we’re not clear about what is truly important to us in our life, we would never expect us to make an effective decision. All decisions we make depends upon what we valued more in the situation.
Once we know what is important to us, making a decision becomes simple process. However, sometimes we are caught in such a situation that we are not clear about what is really important to us in life and therefore making decision becomes a difficult process.
One thing we need to remember that our values- whatever they are- are what are guiding us to our ultimate destiny. They act like our path pavers by guiding us to make certain decisions and take certain actions consistently. If we fail to use this internal compass intelligently we tend to experience frustration, disappointment, lack of fulfilment.
On the other hand, if we use this internal compass intelligently and consciously we will experience a sense of certainty, fulfilment and happiness. The only way we can ever feel truly happy and fulfilled in our lives in the long term is to live in accordance with our values.