I recently had a conversation with a client about making the distinction between what’s important or valued in life and how our actions are not always supportive or in alignment with our goals and values.
Which made me think, how do we align our values with our actions in our daily life?
This person insisted they valued people more than anything . . . . . .the connection, being known, and nurturing their tribe. Yet, as they talked about life it was obvious that work and non-people tasks always took priority over family, friends, and people. I pointed out what they said and the fact that their values and their actions were in conflict. They said, “Yeah but……” Then I said, “Does it have a belly button?” They looked at me like I had two heads and said, “What are you talking about?” I said “if it doesn’t have a belly button, then it’s not a person and it’s not a priority. It’s that simple.” It was an “ah-ha” moment that simplified how they prioritized their interactions and commitments in their daily life.
Where, in your life, are your actions different than your priorities? What steps need to happen for real congruency? I’d be happy to assist in this discovery: 480-937-0876 or firstname.lastname@example.org