Though it may not be pinned to your office wall, our life experience carves out a set of standards or values that over time we choose to live by.
I like to call it a “personal philosophy” – kind of like a subconscious set of rules that you use to guide your behaviour, decisions and direction in life.
A personal philosophy can serve you positively or negatively…
Just think of a smoker who lives by the philosophy of, ‘I may as well do it coz I only live once!‘ as compared with someone who is shooting for their dreams with the same philosophy.
But here’s the good news.
These negative patterns can also be disrupted – particularly when the reasons a strong enough – and you can definitely create a personal philosophy that empowers you to grow.
Think for a moment about the personal values you place on things like…
- Time – Are you always early or late?
- Money – Do you hold on to it tight or allow it to flow?
- Work – Do you do it to earn a living or to be of service to the world?
- Health – Do you believe in balance, a strict diet or do you just eat whatever satisfies you?
- Lifestyle – Are you designing the life you want or is the government in control?
- Relationships – Do you have them to ‘get’ something or to ‘give’ something ?
Creating a personal philosophy that truly resonates with you can take minutes or it can take months, but either way, it’s well worth making a start.
It’s an exercise that will reveal the inbuilt patterns and beliefs in your life that aren’t serving you well that it’s time to ‘shake up’ in order to create positive change.View Post
- Author: Zane Truscott
- With: 8 Comments
- On: 24 Nov | '2017