Today, I turned my calendar page to the next month and saw that September’s theme was “Responsibility – Knowing and doing what is expected of me” along with the following quote:
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their Commitment to Excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi (emphasis mine)
Since “Commitment to Excellence” is one of our company’s core values, it resonated with me that our core values are reflected in the way we choose to live our lives every day. Reading that quote gave me a chance to reflect on how I have chosen to live my life, and why our company core values resonated with me as a framework for how we choose to conduct ourselves within our organization.
I find myself introspecting on my life quite a bit lately, and I will ask you to consider the same questions I have asked of myself:
- What are my personal core values?
- Do my priorities match those core values?
- What will I do to ensure my priorities match my core values and create the life I want to live?
- What will I do today to live my personal core values?
One more question for you to consider: What will you do today to demonstrate your company’s core values to your co-workers and customers?