Unfortunate incidents, life challenges or as I call them, Life's 'Coursework' issued the University of Life, occur as part of our human experience. How we choose to respond depends on our mindset and core Personal Values; at one of end of the spectrum we could be tempted to punch someone's lights out and at the other we'd reflect, take the learning and move forward. What are your Personal Values?
Why Are Our Personal Values Important?
In the words of Viktor E. Frankl, an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, “When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves”.
In the words of Richard Barrett, 2014, whilst Viktor “was a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp, he noticed those who saw meaning in life, or who gave it a meaning, demonstrated a surprising degree of strength and resistance. Finding this meaning proved to be a decisive survival value”.
If you don't know your core personal values, which change over time, isn't it time to find out and we move forward into 2022? Take a free Personal Values assessment courtesy of Barratt Values Centre, it takes a few minutes and and provides a wealth of information about why you do what you do.
Values are a shorthand method of describing what is important to us individually or collectively (as an organization, community or nation) at any given point in time.” [Richard Barrett]