The image above exactly sums up what i intend to say through this article.
I once read somewhere, that the best way to live your life is to identify the values which define you and then let your Life revolve around those values. When I relate myself to this quote, I realized how true it was. For example, If honesty is one of the values on which I want to base my relationships with people, and there is indeed someone for whom accepting their truth is not as important as it is to me, then I am actually better off without such people in my Life. And infact, doing myself a favour by letting go of it.
When I sat down to reflect on the core values which define me, i came up with the following points:
- Honesty in the relationships
- Optimism in the life situations
- Integrity of my Word
- Respect for myself and for others
- Courage to follow my dreams
- Kindness for the world around
- Forgiveness and moving on
- Service to my Family
- Acceptance of what is
- Self Confidence
Everyone has some set of values that define the true version of them. Keep those values dear to you. And it would be better, if we all could garner the enough courage to be true to our values and base our lives on them. And not let the outside circumstances affect our decision making.