Wendy’s World: Create a Personal Foundation

Within the past few years, I have come across some personal problems that I am still dealing with in my life.  Through these experiences, I have learned one extremely valuable lesson: know your values.

I always thought I knew what my values were until I realized that I was losing myself when I was deep in the midst of these problems. In reality, I only had a vague idea of what I actually stood for.  I inherently practiced what I believed in, but I did not actually recognize that I did so.  I couldn’t identity what my values were and explain why I believed in them.  Without this set knowledge, I was easily consumed by the details of my problems and lost myself and my values—the foundation for who I am.

Although I can now identify what my values are and why I believe in them, I am in the process of recreating myself as I try to resolve these personal problems.  Sometimes, you have to take a step back to take two steps forward, right?

Yet through these values, I know that I will be able to overcome my problems with a sense of self and identity.  I also know that these values will provide me with a solid foundation to overcome any problem.  I have faith that as long as I have good values, any problem can successfully be overcome at some point in time.

Thus, I encourage you to identity what your values are and understand why you believe in them.  I believe that having good values and recognizing what they are is the best form of preparation for life.  These values should guide you in learning important skills and developing a sense of balance in life for you to achieve your vision of success.

–Wendy Tran

Lead Her Intern, Campus Calm®

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