Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. There are positive or negative core values depending on how you personally interpret those values. Core values about life can include beliefs relating to religious/spiritual affiliations, or being a good steward of earth’s resources, a belief in family being of fundamental importance…or a belief that honesty is the best policy. Core values may even be a belief in maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Often core values are learned through behaviors instilled by trusted persons or the community in which they were raised.
Life’s Purpose could be another way of expressing core values. Not always clear to us, the purpose will hopefully bring joy to you and others…be bigger than you alone can accomplish by accepting help along the way and be helpful to others.
Core values, can be overcome…especially negative influences. Focus on activities you couldn’t live without in achieving harmony for yourself.
It’s your life. As a retiree you have already lived through much which is your purpose. As you traveled, your core values may have wavered as you weighed judgements others projected through their belief system. Whether we achieve our potential, or not, it has been our choice.
As we begin the New Year, January 2018, resolutions become familiar and too frequently are forgotten. What gives your life meaning? What do you want to achieve? Using your core values, move forward and embrace life as an opportunity for self-transformation. You are wished a very, very happy new year and a year of successful endeavors!