How to build a bridge between our values and our goals? Here's an idea that I stole from Stephen Covey, who stole it from someone else, I suppose. Make a list of the roles you play in life. Here's mine, in no particular order:
- Child of God
It's going to be interesting to compare your values list with your roles. Remember mine?
At first, it may seem like there's a one-to-one relationship between the two lists, but actually, there will be aspects of several values in each role.
As a grown-up, I have responsibilities to take care of my money, to look after my family, to stay fit and to continue to grow spiritually and intellectually.
In my role as trainer, I have to stay fit and knowledgeable of course, but I also have to offer hospitality and service to my clients.
Do you see how values can shape the roles we all play every day? In Part 3 of this series, we'll take a look at how those values can help to define goals that are meaningful and consistent with the rest of our lives.
Eat clean. Run hard. Lift heavy. Sleep well.