Stephen Covey once said, “Be sure that, as you scramble up the ladder of success, it is leaning against the right building.”
Many people work hard to achieve goals that they think they want only to find, at the end of the day, that they get no joy or satisfaction from their accomplishments. They ask, “Is this all there is?” This occurs when the outer accomplishment is not in harmony with your inner values. Don’t let this happen to you.
Socrates said, ” The unexamined life is not worth living.”
This applies to your values as much as to any other area of your life. Values clarification is something you do on a go- forward basis. You continually stop the clock, like a time out in a football game, and ask, “What are my values in this area?”
In Mathew 16:26, the Bible says, “What is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”
The happiest people in the world today are those who are living in harmony with their innermost convictions and values. The unhappiest people are those who are attempting to live in-congruent with what they truly value and believe.