What do you value?
Stop reading. Don’t go to the next sentence until you’ve really answered this. If that means you don’t read the rest of this for a week, that’s fine. I’ll wait. And don’t respond with the “I work with kids, so I better say it’s all about the kids” line.
What do you think your values are?
What do your WORDS indicate about your values?
What do your ACTIONS indicate about your values?
What do you value in the long-term?
What do you value in the short-term?
If asked, what would others think that your values are?
What do you wish that you valued, but you just don’t?
Are your answers aligned?
If you can’t be brutally honest with yourself about your values, how can you make long-term plans that support them?