Values Based Success is all about creating change in your life based on the Values that are important to you. Your Values are the foundation of the results that you get in life, so you want to choose Values which are really important to you, not others.
So why is that significant?
If our Values are the foundation of our results it would seem that we constantly get what we Value in life. That is sort of true. We get results that spring up out of the things we Value at the moment. What I mean is that there is a hierarchy of Values that most of us have. Some are more important than others. In an ideal world, we would not violate greater Values for lesser Values. Generally that’s true. From time to time, we are selfish and violate Values for selfish reasons or from emotional outbursts. In that instant we Value our true Values less than being greedy or being emotional. We get results from these temporary changes in what’s most important to us, even if we know it’s not what we finally truly Value.
Values Based Success is about keeping us aware of our Values and living the life that results from those Values. We have to know what the Values are though. We have to know what kind of life those Values lead to (Vision) and the way we want to get there (Mission). From there we create the Roadmap that gets us into our Vision. That’s our Targets and Action Plans.
All Success and all failure stems from how closely we align ourselves and our activities with our Values. Examine anyone who’s succeeded or failed spectacularly. Successes are totally and radically aligned with their Values. They live them. Failures may know their Values but not likely. Or they allow other people’s Values be their base. Or they choose negative Values over positive Values. Failures do not align their own lives and plans with positive Values that they own. Failures often wander without direction exactly because they do not know and understand their Values.
You might ask, what about people who seem to achieve Success, but are ruthless, unwanted, destructive people? Great question.
I submit that those types of people may have material or worldly gains, but not true Success. I think true Success is unique to the individual and based on optimistic Values, not negative ones. Negative Values are often ones that have an implied phrase at the end,”at any price.” By way of instance, wealth (at any price ) or attaining a certain standard of living (at any price ) or dominating a field or market (at any price ). These Values are perverted versions of positive Values.
Any Value which can be expressed in a selfish way or without regard to the injury done to other people is a negative Value. We see it in the attitudes that reveal how some people believe they are inherently better than others. We see it in attitudes that reveal how some people take offense at anything however small and are quick to anger and judgement.
Success based on positive Values by default will honor others, pursue results that don’t violate your other Values or violate the rights and dignity of other folks. It does not mean we can not desire to be rich or have a great lifestyle. The question is what do you have to do get there? How does that fit in with the things and ideals that are important to you? How can you serve your loved ones, community, colleagues, clients or employees to get there?
That’s what Values Based Success helps you find out. That’s what it keeps you striving for, to be a positive effect in your life, your family’s, you community and in the lives of everyone you meet.