Now is the time to ask if your personal core values are finding the expression in your life that supports your personal leadership development. They are potent reserves for a rich and rewarding life.
Whatever values and beliefs you 'settle for', create your self expression and life picture. What you hold up to support on the inside, you express like a mirror image in the physical world on the outside.
Deciding to endorse your highest personal core values is likely the most important step in personal values development. When you act with integrity, and your priorities are inline with your highest values and positive beliefs, you are truly
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and well on your way to implementing your keys to happiness.
Personal core values are at the very core of your being. They are the values you hold closest to your heart, the values that resonate most completely with your soul. Think of the core of an apple. It is within the core, in the center where the seeds of it's life potential are held. It's the same with you.
Clarifying, and expressing your life in alignment with these core values is a primary step in knowing how to be happy. It is also fundamental to enjoying high self esteem and self empowerment. If you are not living in line with values nearest and dearest to you, it is important to discover this and address it. Settling for values that are 'handy' or that seem to 'work for others', are a bit like settling for the good looks of an apple's skin.
We may be painting a picture that looks like an apple, but it only has the appearance. The look and feel of the apple skin does not offer the potency, true wealth and fulfillment potential held in the seeds within the core!
By delving beneath the surface, you discover your own personal core values, and the power of setting and achieving goals true to your heart then becomes apparent.
Strongly held beliefs, whether at the conscious level, or buried within subconscious power are dominant contributors to self fulfillment. It is important to recognize the beliefs that you are endorsing and giving power to run your life.
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These exercises give you a framework for identifying your personal core values and closely held beliefs, and assessing whether they are working with you towards setting and achieving goals that align with your highest dreams.
To get the benefit from this exercise, don't skip ahead. Read the first step and do it before going on to read the next step and doing it, etc.
Reflect on these personal core values closest to your highest hopes and dreams. Compare the differences to the values you listed in step 1. This gives you great food for thought as to how you can bring your life into better alignment between your inner desires, your actions, and outcomes.
I experienced an excellent variation of this exercise at a self discovery weekend hosted by the Christopher Howard organization. (free personal development seminar offer). I found it extremely enlightening, and realized that I hadn't been living in line with my personal core values. They were fine values that I had been upholding, but they were not my potent personal core values.
Being aware of this is a great first step. Maybe your own awareness of it will let you shift it. For me, I found that addressing it at the level of subconscious programming was the pivotal shift that gave me the results I desired. I highly recommend NLP Neurolinguistic Programming to assist in these shifts. Changing negative beliefs to positive affirmations strongly supports your holistic personal development success.
Greater self understanding around personal core values and how to change core beliefs clears the way to access those potent core seeds. As you claim them as your own and incorporate them into your life, powerful alchemy occurs. Your personal mission development blossoms and bears fruit.
It's as if, in the words of Debra Jones,
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