Core Values are the center of how we choose to approach our own life on a daily basis. This is a guide to help us do our very best for that day; they are the values that sum up the kind of person we work to be each and every day and the kind of life we are living and building.
My personal core values are:
Authenticity: Brene Brown’s definition of authenticity says it the very best and it is the way I choose to show up each and every single day.
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing Authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough.” ~The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Stand in my Truth: Owning my story and just loving who I am, just as I am. This is more about me and living my life for what makes my heart flutter and my cup run over. It is about showing up just as I am instead of being someone that I am not for sake of acceptance.
Compassion: This pertains to not only showing compassion towards others and understanding that what other people do really have nothing to do with us, and really everything to do with them (to help with not taking what others do personally), but to show self-compassion to myself. To understand that I am perfectly imperfect and that I am going to fail and mess up. To understand this is to learn to let go of perfectionism and be able to show up as-is; flaws and all!
Worthiness: Being worthy right here, right now, just as I am. Not in the future when I reached certain goals or when I am older and wiser or have more money, etc. Being worthy of love and belonging RIGHT IN THIS MOMENT. Because I am enough (we all are enough) just as we are. This stems from practicing self-love and trusting myself, treating myself with respect, and being kind and affectionate to myself, just as I would to my husband, daughter, and closest and most trusted friends.