Love For Successful Women Newsletter, October 2011
Published: Thu, 10/20/11
Vol. 1 No. 3
What Core Values Mean to Love
hy are core values important?
Core values form the foundation on which we live and conduct ourselves. When we are in alignment with our core values, we know the direction our life is heading and what is important to us. We experience more peace, self confidence and well-being.
Without core values, we find ourselves drifting from relationship to relationship or staying in unhealthy relationships and never really feeling fulfilled. We will accept less than we deserve and make decisions because of what our partner said or did rather than who we are and what is important to us.
When we don't consciously define our core values, we let people, places or things outside of us sway our decisions. In love relationships, this shows up when we react or respond to the whims of our partner. We use our confusion, uncertainty and doubt to rationalize our partner's bad behavior and question his actions, even though we know we deserve better.
What if you knew for certain what is or is not acceptable to you when it comes to love? Imagine how much easier it would be to respect yourself, set boundaries, take solid action and make sound decisions. The challenge and opportunity lies in knowing what's most important for you to have in your love relationship and partner so you can spend more time enjoying rather than questioning your relationship.
How do I define my core values?
Core values influence everything we do or don't and may not be in our awareness. They are standards that greatly influence our behavior, attitude and character. These values are deeply personal and affect our emotional and mental disposition. Since these values guide us in making decisions and affect our relationships, it is important to clearly know what they are.
If you would like better results in your love life, take the time to consciously define, clarify and live your core values. Grab a pencil and paper, and answer these questions: