Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Core Values In Bullet Points

The following is a short list that I was compelled to put on paper and will hopefully help me to be more accountable in adhering to my core values. Even though these are things that I believe in, I am sometimes led astray and don't always walk the walk. They are listed in no particular order with exception to the first bullet. This was a very good exercise as I not only attempted to define who I am, but who I want to be, which might be more important because life is a process. I feel the list may eventually evolve, but it's a good starting place for now.

  • God First, Family Second, Career Third.
  • Predicate your self image with action.
  • Carve yourself by what you do.
  • Don’t be concerned with the outside influence of materialism.
  • Looks are temporary, actions may last forever.
  • Help others when you CAN.
  • Eliminate negative thoughts and trash the words, “Can’t and Won’t.”
  • Don’t enslave yourself with excuses.
  • Don’t be an excuse.
  • See yourself without limitations.
  • Make confidence a forethought in everything you do.
  • Harbor confidence with quiet humbleness.
  • Be unpredictably strong.
  • Be content to learn for the rest of your days
  • Never settle.
  • Assume nothing.
  • Enjoy life.
  • Appreciate everything.
  • Take opportunities when you get them. They may never come back.
  • Embrace youth.
  • Respect the elderly.
  • If you believe in something, always stand your ground.
  • Be nice.
  • Agree to disagree.
  • Never quit.


Carl Sipes said...

Good stuff!

Franz Snideman said...

WOW Jason! This is really good stuff. Would make a great article! I have to say you and I think alike my friend....I only wish I had your deadlifting and pressings strength.