Empowerment Checklist- Know your Core Values

Let us explore the first factor that underpins empowerment – Core Values.  To recap, from my previous article 8 Things to Judge if you are Empowered,empowered individuals know their core values and use them to make choices.  Their choices are in harmony with their inner selves and they are at peace.  What are core values? The definition of core values is “the belief or principle a person views as being of central importance” The emphasis is on being of central importance. The implication is that these are only a few values that are of central importance to an individual throughout  their lives.  If you have many core values, it is very hard to stay true to them all. When I think of the some heroes, these core values pop into my head.  It is because they have become synonymous with these values. Nelson Mandela – Resilience and Reconciliation Mother Teresa   – Love and Service Abraham Lincoln – Integrity and Equality Mahatma Gandhi –     Truth and Nonviolence As you can see these great people lived their values.  Empowered individuals are comfortable with their core values and consistently use them to make the choices that are right for themselves. Why are core values important? In my article What you think, say and do can this be in harmony?    I refer to the following: “Life is full of choices.  The life you  lead is the consequence of these choices.  Aligning your choices to your core values will give you harmony.  Your core values influence how you think.  That in turn will influence what you say and finally what you do” Core values...