Off-Topic Thursday: What Do You Stand For?
“When you have a true core value, you’re willing to be punished for it.”
He’s right. There may be many things we say we value, but when it comes right down to it, how important are they? How willing are you to set them aside, fudge on them a bit, or justify ignoring them “just this once”?
Maybe a better question to start with is this: Are you clear on what your core values are? (If not, use the Core Values exercise on Leaving Conformity Coaching.) Here are mine, in a baker’s dozen—with some overlapping between them. These are what I’m willing to stand for and fight for.
- Making a Difference
- Family & Relationships
- Humor & Fun
Do I live every one of these out perfectly all the time? Of course not. But this is where my focus is. When I think about how God is developing His character in me, and when I think about what value He wants me to bring to the world in His Name, these are what I come back to.
Question: What about you? What are your Core Values? Talk about it in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.