If you understand the purpose of life, you will treat defining your life values importantly. Most people don’t know the purpose of life not to talk of defining their life values. We sleep, wake up, eat, work, socialize, sleep, wake up, eat, work and socialize. We continue this routine for the rest of our lives and some even die without knowing the purpose of life and defining their life values. In one of my posts titled human nature, I wrote, “You are only entitled to comfort and serenity in life. Life is a cheerful giver. You sow just one mango seed and you reap a mango tree with lots of mangoes. You reap what you sow” Because you are only entitled to comfort and serenity and life is a cheerful giver, we can say that the purpose of life is to use your potential to the best of your ability to make yourself happy. You need to define your life values for the purpose of your happiness. If you don’t have life values, you are poor because your value is your income. Defining the value of something, is defining the usefulness of that thing. If you don’t define your usefulness, you are seen as useless. In this paragraph, I have stated 3 needs for defining your values, which are:
- For happiness
- For income
- And not to be seen as useless and lose respect. To add to these three point,
- It is very important to define our life values because we live and die for our life values.
- Defining our life values allows us to make corrections with our lives when we need to.
How to define your life values
In defining your life values, you need to understand yourself. To understand yourself is to discover yourself. To discover yourself, read my post on the power of self discovery. Understanding yourself will lead you to knowing who you are and by knowing who you are, you will be able to define your life values. Your personality, the kind of companies you can keep, the type of books you read, your type of clothes, songs, movies, food e.t.c are what you will need to know to understand yourself.
Use your full potential: You will define the wrong values when you don’t use your full potential. The best in you will be brought out when you use your full potential which will allow you to define your life values correctly. You will learn a lot about yourself when you are reaching your full potential. To learn how to unleash your full potential, read this post from forbes learn how to unleash your full potential, do these three things.
Be true to yourself: After you have done step one and step two, you will need to be true to your self to be able to define your life values properly. Don’t say I am this when you are not so as to able to make correction and have a better life. When you lie to yourself, you are losing to yourself. State it just as the way it is, improve on them, make yourself better and define your life values properly. You are not doing yourself any favour when you lie to yourself. To learn how to be true to your self, read my post on stop self deception for success’ sake