Create your own internal, values based GPS for life!

Create your own internal, values based GPS for life!

Have you ever used a GPS navigation system? Maybe one built in to your car, of more likely Google or Apple Maps. How fantastic are they?

These systems automatically know where you are, you then tell them where you want to go, and they provide directions. And not just any directions, but the best directions, taking into account various factors such as traffic conditions.

Even better, if for some reason you take a wrong turn, these systems make the necessary adjustments and help you get back on track again.

Bloody brilliant!

What would be even more brilliant, would be having something like this for … life!

A GPS-like system for life would accurately know where you are, where you want to be, and would help guide you from the former to the latter.

Again, bloody brilliant. And it would also be brilliant if this guidance system recognised when you have, for whatever reason, gone off track and it would then adjust, and help you return to the more correct path.

Well, the good news is, this is very possible. Creating a system like this for life just requires being clear about your values and purpose. These are, or can be, your internal GPS system.

The problem is, most people don’t know what their values or purpose are. Most people haven’t even thought about these issues, despite the fact they can be fantastically helpful and can contribute, positively, to happiness and success.

In fact, happiness and success are massively more likely if you know now just “what” you want to do but also, “why” you want to do it.

So, set aside some time to think about what’s most important to you, why you want to do what you think you want to do, and who you want to be along the way. For me, it’s about being the best person I can be each day, especially as a husband and father, and being this best person for me means being patient and positive and compassionate.

You “core values” will likely be different; because your versions of happiness and success will likely be different to mine. But that’s OK. Just striving towards being more clear about these much overlooked constructs will, in and of itself, probably boost your happiness and wellbeing and sense of life control.

All of which sounds pretty much worth it to me!