What Are Your Core Values?~~~~~~Susie Austin

Living with integrity means:

  • Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships.
  • Asking for what you want and need from others.
  • Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension.
  • Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values.
  • Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others
  • believe.                 
  •       Barbara De Angelis

I think today is a wonderful time to take a look at living a life with integrity and what that means. I think the points in todays quote tell us exactally what it means.

Please take a look at behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Do you know what personal or core values are? They are desirable qualities or principals. Values are a persons driving force. They can consist of generosity, commitment, bravery, respect, love, leadership, spiritually, service. Everyone has personal core values and may not even realize it.

Values can come from various places such as your parents, teachers, coaches, and other people along the way in your life. You may also get values from reading, TV, and Life Lessons learned along the way. Personally I feel I developed very deep core values from my life lessons and difficulties. Values will last a lifetime but understand they can change through the years.

It is very important to know what your core values are in order to make better choices in your life. It is also important in order not to spend a lifetime trying to find yourself.

Knowing your core values will help you live a full life and allow you to make good choices based on what you believe, help with setting goals and live a life with integrity.

 I encourage you to read the quote for today a number of times very slowly and let the words sink in. Start writing down your own core values and look to this New Year with hope and excitement as it is a new beginning to very full and rewarding life.


Susie Austin



~ by coachsusie on January 3, 2008.

One Response to “What Are Your Core Values?~~~~~~Susie Austin”

  1. Enjoyed reading this. One of the courses I teach is human relations, and we ALWAYS spend some time talking about values. One of the things I’ve noticed is that many students think that values are the same things as ethics, and I try to convince them that while the terms might be similar, they are definitely not synonomous. A person might value materialism, a life of ease, lots of possessions, prestige, and so forth, but are those the same as ethics? That’s not to say that these things aren’t of value or worth because they certainly are; they just aren’t the same thing as ethics.

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