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.
Lead Her Intern, Campus Calm®