Mondays with Mac: Invaluable...
Have you ever been driving when that pesky "check engine" light goes on, but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your car? If you're anything like me, you think to yourself, "I'll go get it checked later! I've got more important things to do today!" Except, later keeps getting pushed off and fixing your your car is near the bottom of your to-do list. That is, until your well tuned car ceases to be so work as well...and a formerly fuel-efficient, well performing automobile starts sounding and feeling like a old clunker.
Now, imagine your life like a car. I think that's what Brian Tracy had in mind when he said, "Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance." The key word that jumped out at me was "values".
If you have strong values, then knowing the right thing to do in questionable situations will be easier than if you had weak values. Think about it: if you always tell the truth, you'll never have to remember what you said (Thank you for that quote, Mark Twain). So, this week, I have some posts planned about finding your values and how they are, well, invaluable. I also have a special guest writer who will share his experience helping others find their values in a very hard place.
So, what are your core values? How did you arrive at them? Why are they important to you?