The only thing holding you down, holding you back, is your inability to give up on anything that’s not 100% you. And the only thing that can set you free is your uncompromising refusal to do anything that’s not in 100% alignment with who you really are. ~ Clay Collins
As part of my quest to be as authentic as I can and to live my life by my standards, I am trying to live by only the things that are alignment with who I am and the values I hold dear. Recently I spent some time really thinking about the values I want to live in my life and while all of them are represented in my favorite words I also think it’s worth mentioning again.
I did some type of checklist reviewing all sorts of values by which people live their lives. There were probably 100 listed but the goal was to bring it down to FIVE main values. Let me tell you this was hard. Going through this process was really rewarding though because it helped me become crystal clear on the things I want to have in my life and how I want to base my decisions. It also was shining a beacon on what has been missing in the past and how I intend on making decisions for my future.
Now I recognize as we age and change over time, our values will also shift and evolve. Today the ideas and values that direct me are very different from my life in my 20′s, before children, or even just three years ago. Now that I am fully aware of what I want guiding me, I am ready to embrace my life with full abundance and really, and I mean really, live from a place that embodies MY ideals.
For me to be 100% aligned with who I am and living an authentic life, I will make decisions based on my core values of:
If you had to choose 5 words by which you made decisions and aligned your life…what would YOUR words be?