Core Values
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 12:17 PM
Don in general

I've been thinking a lot about my previous post, about an integrity report, and the first step in that is figuring out my core values.  I asked some people for their thoughts on the subject, and it was interesting to hear.  Also, I mentioned James Clear before, and after I wrote my last post, one of his email newsletters talked about core values!  And he included a link to a Core Values list.  What interesting timing.

I like that there are over 50 values that he's listed.  And I'm sure that there are a lot more that aren't on this list, but it at least gave me a place to start, a springboard to jump off of.  I decided to dig deeper and attempt to figure out my core values/what's important to me...It has to be more than earning a paycheck and surfing the internet.

I'm not going to go through the entire list and comment on each one.  That would be a bit much.  But I do want to take a step back and define what "core values" means to me.  A quick internet search returned the idea that these are fundamental beliefs that help to guide one's behavior.  Hmm, okay.  I'll take that.  And maybe I'll add that these are ideas that are very important to me; I guess that's part of being fundamental.  Whatever.

Here's what I'm going to go with as my core values, at least as of today, November 21, 2015:

I think that's where I'm going to stop for now.  I'm sure that there are other things that are very important to me, but for right now, I want to focus and reflect on these three.  And see where it takes me.

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