Written By: Donna Thompson, PhD.

“Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them.” Stephen Covey

You are in control of your life, really. You are in control of your actions. You are in control of your choices.

Taking charge of yourself by being accountable and accepting responsibility for your actions are hallmarks of strong character – and your authentic self. Living your life in alignment with your values is not always the easy course to follow – many difficult decisions must be made along the way. We can ask ourselves: Do I do the expedient thing or do I do the right thing?

When you live according to your core values you are in balance; life moves freely. When you stray from your core values, stress can build beneath the surface. Over time, you can come back into alignment with your core values or you can rationalize them away. You can shift your value set point; another value can overtake an existing one if followed repeatedly.

Three- Step Call to Action

1. Identify a situation where your core values were tested.
2. How did you feel before you acted?
3. How did you feel after you acted?

Just Say No to the Status QuoTM


Tags: balance life, personal leadership

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