How would you define a value? A belief, a mission, or a philosophy that is meaningful, or a group of moral and ethical concepts that steer our behavior and our choices! Typical and confusing, just like our life, right! With heavy doses of numerous ups and downs, good sprinkles of challenges and tests, toppings of hardships and frustrations, and garnishing of peace and satisfaction, life comes up as a surprising recipe each day. But with the right values to live by, life can be happier and more rewarding. Truly quoted by Roy Disney, “It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are”, values can either shape or deface a person's life. They are these values that play a major role in guiding a person towards making the right decisions, thereby giving him/her feelings of contentment, confidence, and satisfaction. Values not only make life less stressful and more productive, but also help in making the world a better place to live in. Given here are the most important values in life to live by.
Important Values in Life
Love is the most important of all values in life, but is mostly misconstrued and misunderstood, due to its broad expanse. Only if you open your mind to love, you’ll find that there’s no purer thing on earth than love. It takes several forms—your love for your family, for your friends, for your better half and most importantly, for yourself. The single most significant and useful value, love helps conquer all difficulties and rise and shine. Only when a person learns the art of loving people and things, he/she can bring out the best in himself/herself. Take this opportunity of loving others and accepting love and see how things become favorable and positive!
The earlier this second most important value is instilled in your heart and mind, the easier and more fulfilling will your life be. Honesty forms the base of all other values. Had there been complete honesty within people, the world would have been a problem-free place to live in. The deceit-meter has gone so high up that people today don't mind fabricating the truth to gain undue advantage or move high up the order. Sham and pretense has taken the world by storm. In such a scenario, being honest may seem tough, but you need to understand that only by being honest, you’ll know that you are doing the right things and need not worry about the results.
What's common between people living far off in the Western world to those living in the Eastern part of the world? It is the desire to be respected by others for who they are. It is only when you shower respect to others that you receive respect in return. By respecting others, you would be enhancing your self respect and turning into a better person with each passing day. It follows the simple rule of give and take. The more respect you give, the more respect you earn!
Discipline is not merely routine, but accepting responsibility and more than that. The absence of routine gives way for discipline, along with becoming responsible. But the sad truth is that discipline and routine are often confused and interchangeably used. Unlike routine, wherein you have to follow a set rule of procedures repetitively, discipline offers you the opportunity of completing all work and duties, and indulging in fun and enjoyment, both at the same time. This balance of work and pleasure helps the disciplined person to come up with flying colors and results, at professional as well as personal level.
This difficult and challenging life makes sure that nothing seems easy for you. But if you stay determined and positive, you can fight back the cruelties of this life and achieve success. Without determination, achieving goals would be difficult and most of you would easily give up to the circumstances or look out for simpler paths that proffer temporary greener pastures. However, if you continue to emphasize on your willpower and determination, things will start falling into place sooner or later and you would reap long-term benefits. So, irrespective of how tough or impossible the situation seems, do not give up and be prepared to face any challenge that comes your way.
To keep yourself happy, you need to have a caring heart and understanding mind. You may have friends who often let their anger out, despite knowing that you had a reason for expressing your thoughts or pointing out a certain thing. It is only when you are ready to understand and accept such people and circumstances the way they are, you can turn victorious and win their hearts. Try and figure out ways to help them, instead of complaining and questioning their behavior.
Apart from the above listed values, there are many more which exist in us naturally, though we do not recognize them. Only when we acknowledge our personal values will we be able to create a happy world and lead a joyful life.