The fourth quarter is almost over. Are you where you want to be personally, professionally, and spiritually? Have your 2016 goals gone unmet? Are you frustrated and confused because you can’t make it to the next level? You’ve watched all the TGIM’s. You’ve come to the Greatness Conferences. You’ve even joined Breathe University. You’ve done all of this and have only achieved slight success. What’s missing?
Well, I’ve done my research and have found that the individuals who follow me and have gained minimal success are after SUPERFICIAL THINGS–the cars, the money, homes, status. They will only achieve so much success because their aspirations are shallow. The individuals who experience success beyond measure have not only discovered but consistently execute their CORE VALUES. Do you have a set of CORE VALUES? What do you believe? Look, there is nothing wrong with wanting nice things, but you have to reach higher. Will your success bless others? Will your success allow others to reach success?
As you’ll see in this week’s TGIM, I discovered the importance of core values at 17 when I was introduced to the TEN COMMANDMENTS. I was lost, and these commandments gave me direction. I’m not being spiritual right now. These commandments taught me the importance of discovering and living by a set of values. I’ve developed my own personal values and professional values that I integrate into my company. If you continue to float through life without a solid foundation, you will never reach success. Take some time and think about your values. If you don’t have any, think about what matters most to you. Over the next week write down these thoughts and answer these questions:
- How does my current life, work, and relationships reflect my core values?
- Are these core values self-centered or do they have a larger impact?
- What adjustments should I make to my core values to reach a level of success greater than material gain?
The year is almost over, so for the next few weeks focus on discovering your core values. Thanks for watching and remember, make the rest of your life, the best of your life.