Mission to Success

“Your Beliefs become your Thoughts;
Your Thoughts become your Words,

Your Words become your Actions;
Your Actions become your Habits,

Your Habits become your Values;
Your Values become your Destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi


Values are who we are! What we value determines what life means to us and what actions we take. When we respect our values regularly on a Consistent, Insistent and Persistent - C I P ©, basis we will gain clarity on the Mission to our success. 

Your values will change for example, when you start your career, you may measure your success by money and status and during this period this may be a top priority for you. But later on you get married and have a family, than work-life balance may become a top priority. As your definition of success changes, so do your values. Keeping in touch with your values is a lifetime exercise. The more you become aware of these values the better choice you can make in any situation.

To Identify your Values:  Find an example from both your personal and career life.

  • Identify when you were happiest, or fulfilled and satisfied. 
  • What were you doing? Who were you with? What contributed to the happiness? Did it feel really good and were you really confident that you were making the right choice.
  • Based on your experience, decide what is important to you in your life? Integrity, Love, Fairness, Peace, Security

When you define your values, you discover what's truly important to you. 

As Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computer, said, "The only thing that works is management by values.  Find people who are competent and really bright, but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same things you care about."

The Above is an extract from "Mission to Success" Chapter written by Mala Shah co-author of "Breaking Free overcoming Self Sabotage.

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