It is estimated that the average adult makes about 35,000 decisions each day. That’s a lot! Just think about some of the decisions you make daily. From what to wear for the day down to the food you’re going to eat. Everything we do throughout our day requires a choice. Do you find yourself constantly regretting the choices that you have made?
While we cannot go back in time to erase past decisions, we can learn to make positive choices by basing our decision on our own Personal Value System with God. A personal value system is core values you carry that mean the most to you. A few examples of core values could be integrity, honesty, compassion, faith, hope, and commitment, to name a few. If you do not know what your core values are, you can simply Google “Core Values List” (provided below).
There will be hundreds of values to choose from, however, pick 20 that resonates the most with who you are. Then, narrow the list down to your top 10. Continue to narrow your list until you have your top 3 values that truly speak to who you are as an individual.
Once you have your top 3 values, take a moment to think over the decisions you have made in the past. Did any of them line up with the values that you have? Or were your decisions based on what you felt was expected of you, or what others were telling you to do? Now, take a moment to think about any upcoming decisions you may have to make. How you can line up those decisions with the core values of who you are. When you make decisions that are lined up with your true self, you release yourself from
the pressure of trying to please or meet the expectations of others.