• Luke Bohnenberger

Goals and Values

Updated: May 3, 2018

What is up, everyone? I hope you are having a great start to your day or if you are reading this and your day is almost over, then I hope you had a wonderful day. Now let's jump right into the subject for today which is Values vs. Goals.

It is critical that you have both Values and Goals but do not get them confused. Goals are objectives that can be reached and checked off. For example, one of my goals is to become an international speaker. When I achieve this goal (which will be very soon, more details later) then I can check that off my bucket list. Another one of my goals is to get married and have children. Hopefully, the children part won’t be checked off soon, but I did recently get engaged. (Stay tuned for wedding pictures next year.) Goals can be checked off as soon as they are obtained, even if I got divorced the goal was still completed. Now, of course I am not saying I will get divorced, just making a point. (Knock on wood)

Values can only be checked off on the day you die. If one of your values is to be an honest person and you tell the truth once, you can't consider the value completed. For obvious reasons, it would be remarkable to be honest 24/7, however, if you have this ability, let me know because I have some water I would like to be turned into wine. One of my values is to love and take care of my family. Today and the days to come, I must stick by that value, so I can check it off on the day I die. I assume when we get to heaven God is going to be like, “Here is your value list” as he hands us an angel feathered pin to check them off.

Now that you have a better idea about the differences between Values and Goals, let me show you how they must balance each other. Your goals should be aligned with your values. This will help you reach your targets quicker and with more efficiency. For example, look at these lists:

Goals Values

International Speaker Health

Author Honesty

Married with Kids Family

How could I travel the world if I am not in good health or write a book if I am not honest? Should I be married with children if I don’t value family? If you want to be successful with your goals, make sure they are aligned with your values. I challenge you to do this exercise at home and post it somewhere in your room. Send me a photo when you are done. I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you and have a fantastic day or a good evening.

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