Think about this for a minute:
Working hard for something you don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something you care about is called passion.
When you can understand and define your core values and link them to your daily activities, you feel satisfied and achieve more.
Your values influence what you do, how you think and how you feel about the world around you. Acting on your values changes the way you experience the world, and the way the world experiences you.
Knowing your values also enables you to understand what emotions drive and motivate you and clarifies what goals you may want to achieve in life.
Once clear on your values, you can make informed life changes – because you’ll be able to choose roles, activities and people that support and enhance your values – and avoid those that contradict them.
I recommend that you take some time to ponder on this (especially right before the new year!)