Five Values That Shape My Life
Lot’s of things have value in our lives. It might be spiritual value, or material value, or personal value. Or some others that are particular just to you.
Here are five I thought of in no particular order.
Value One: Respect
Respect is one of those very valuable things that you must earn from others. It’s often said that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
When we meet someone we make an assessment of what kind of person they are.
That assessment might change over time as we get to know the person better. If they support us that respect is strengthened; if they deceive us then that respect is weakened and diminished.
Value Two: Time
We only have a finite amount of time on this earth. One of the worst insults to me is to not have consideration for my time.
If you say you are going to be somewhere, be there on time. If your store hours say you open at 8 AM then unlock the door at 7:55 AM at least — 7:50 AM even better.
People’s watches might be 2-5 minutes slow or fast.
I shouldn’t have to wait to do business with you.
Value Three: Work Ethic
My father showed me what good work ethic is. You go above and beyond when the situation calls for it.
That means your job is not always just 9 to 5. There are times you work earlier or later. Days off too.
Value Four: Keep Your Word
Your word is your bond. If you can’t keep your word or honor your commitments then you’re going to have a tough time in life.
We all need people in our lives that we can count on. Sometimes it’s family or it might be your best friend from school.
We all need the comfort of knowing we can turn to someone if need be. You need to be one of those people.
Value Five: Priorities
We all have our priorities. But, are they in the right order? My most important priority is my family. They will always come first.
I can’t help anyone else if there’s a family member hurting and I have the resources to relieve that hurt.
Some Final Thoughts
These are not the only values in my life, just a few of the most important ones.
If you think these are unimportant try thinking about losing them.
How far would you go with no respect, no time, no work ethic, no trust, or no real direction?
That would be a very unrewarding life in my opinion. What are your top five values?