Feeling obliged to justify our outlook on life suggests others are attempting to control or manipulate us.
That said, being accountable to our values is something requiring a personal input. We are guided, implicitly or explicitly, by our set of heartfelt values and mostly our actions flow from them rather than as opposed to them.
Being accountable to our values might come across as outdated nowadays if we buy into the prevalent instant gratification mindset of society in general.
Nevertheless, there are many people – you and me, for example – who prefer to navigate through life guided by what we hold dear even at the cost of appearing ‘out of sync’ with the world at large.
‘More’ does not always equal ‘ Better’. ‘Later’ can be preferable to ‘Now’, if it means concentrating on ‘Important’ issues to us, rather than those issues merely ‘Urgent’ to other people.
Before you leave this ‘Being accountable to our values’ post, let me just acknowledge you for your presence here and encourage you to keep being you.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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