First of all, ew.
Second of all, it got me thinking. What do I stand for that deeply? What are my core beliefs? And what are yours?
I care about a lot of things – human rights, baby seals, kettle corn. . .
But when it comes to my fundamental beliefs about the world and how I think human beings should operate in it, what do I believe?
For me, it comes down to a few things:
1. Life should be fun.
2. Everyone should get the chance to express themselves in the form of work that they care about – whatever that means for them.
3. It goes without saying you shouldn’t hurt anyone or anything else if you can help it.
If people are doing that, it pretty much covers it for me.
What It Means
We can’t create anything truly great until we’re operating on a higher level. To create a better world – a world of innovation, a world that improves and solves the problems we all face, we need to all be working with all of our innovation and creativity.
When people care and can use their genius, advancement of humankind happens. But when that light is shut down, so is the chance for inspiration.
Raising your vibration and changing the world doesn’t happen from inside a cubicle.
So if you are ever to find what sparks your innovation, your creativity or your chance to create something truly new and inspiring, you have to ask yourself what you stand for.
What are your core values?
What would you be willing to be heckled on stage about naked, while having rotten eggs thrown at you, and still not change your mind?
If you can’t think of anything, that’s a problem.
Because I promise you it’s not because you don’t care. It’s because you’ve been taught to fear standing for anything at all. It’s time to look hard at your values and then let them guide you toward your happiness instead of having the fear of the hecklers keep you quiet one minute longer.
I challenge you to dig deep and answer the question – and then post your answers here on the blog, and please, share this post – we all need it.