Knowing our values is essential for living our best lives. When we act out of congruence with our values, life feels off balance and unsatisfying. It is as if you are living in the wrong screenplay. Your actions aren’t what you want them to be.
By contrast, when you know what is most important to you, then you can choose the activities, goals, and endeavors that make sense to who you really are. In this scenario, you are starring in your own movie and the screenplay is exactly right.
Most of us, however, do not know what our most important values are. So we cannot use our values as a way to steer the direction of our life. The link below is an excellent, free on-line tool that can walk you though an easy exercise for identifying values. Try it!