What are your values and why should you care? Your values are one of the things that make you YOU. It’s the stuff you live by, whether you are conscious of it or not. Values help you figure out what right and wrong or better or worse look and feel like. Values are also among
Values, explicit or implicit, can be a powerful guide. We want more of what matters to us. And often, values point to a bigger context that also matters. Decisions are then the key way this comes to life.
We humans want to be liked. We want people to like what we do. It feels great. It also seriously limits the scope for our decision making. To really get a sense of the lay of the land, to analyse, generate options and then come to a sound conclusion, we need as broad and realistic
“When you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME”. I don’t say this (completely) flippantly, there is some truth in this. I first heard this from a quasi-mentor a few years back. It was spot on. I was running on quite a few assumptions about a pretty big decision and it wasn’t helping.