January is a great time to overhaul your Goal List and check that you are still on track with your overall goals. When you subscribe to the LTMW newsletter you automatically receive the LWTM Goal Planner as part of our complimentary welcome package.I have often written about the value I see in goal setting, especially at the time of the New Moon. But today I want to delve a bit deeper into the first section of the goal planning stage. I want to talk about your core values.
Why do core values matter?The answer is simple. Your core values should underpin your life. So it is absolutely vital that you take a good look at what your core values are before you start making plans.Bluntly speaking, there is hardly any point in putting a goal list together if your goals are not aligned with your core values. Many people work their socks off, only to realize way down the line, that all the hard work and money they earned along the way do not give them happiness and a sense of fulfilment.Money may be exciting in the short term, but when you look at the really rich, most of them don’t just work for money. Instead, their life has a bigger goal or higher aim attached. It could be to leave a legacy, start a charity or create a product that changes the world. Whatever it is, true happiness comes from the hard work being aligned with your core values.That is the reason why you need to think really hard before you set out on your life journey. If you are not sure right now what your core values are or you may never have thought about this topic then I urge you to clear a few days of your busy schedule and have a really good ‘think’.It is much better to wait a bit longer and put more emphasis on the ‘figuring it all out ‘ process until you are crystal clear what you actually want to achieve. Rather than going blindly in one direction and then turning around half-way through the journey or even worse, arriving at your goal and finding out that all that hard work has failed to make you happy and fulfilled.I recently heard a talk from Dr. Demartini where he identifies 7 core value groups.
- Physical – the way you look, health, diet
- Financial – your investments, earnings, pension
- Spiritual – could be a philosophy, religion or another belief system
- Vocational – is your calling, career or volunteer work
- Family – your parents, siblings and children and other family members including pets
- Mental – the area of self-development, courses, schooling
- Social – your friends, acquaintances, and social media