I am a firm believer in understanding what matters to you in life and what you stand for. Without some connection to your values, it is difficult to have the necessary purpose, direction, and focus needed to achieve the life you want to live. The question I would ask is, how do you plan to make the most out of your family, work, and life experience without having intention and guiding principles? Understanding and living our values are essential components to thriving in life. Here is a definition that I like from a Google search.
The core values are the guiding principles that dictate behavior and action. Core values can help people to know what is right from wrong; they can help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their business goals; and they create an unwavering and unchanging guide.
We recently went through this process, to come up with a team consensus on what we stand for and what principals would guide our actions in the future. I am particularly proud of what we came up with. Here are the values that mattered most to our team. I think it is an accurate account of the mission of Thrive and what we hope to achieve for our patients and for ourselves.
Wisdom. The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise. The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Integrity. What defines our character and our integrity is not measured by what happens to us; but rather by how we react and respond to what happens to us.
Compassion/Caring. Caring for others, as well as self-care, allows you to extend a helping hand and to pass along some unexpected grace. When we take the time to demonstrate we care; we demonstrate the fact there are still plenty of good people left in this world.
Commitment. Commitment shows loyalty and it can show bravery and tenacity as well. A commitment is a promise made and an expectation we have created. Honoring our commitments can make the difference between achieving what’s most important to us or feeling disappointed and defeated.
Excellence. An outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels. Striving for the pursuit of excellence and being the best an individual or group can be. The quality of excelling, of being truly the best at something.
I hope everyone gives some consideration to your own values and guiding principles. Let them direct your actions when it is difficult and when you need motivation to push forward. Here is a link to my favorite poem that my mom shared with me when I was very little. I think it has many guiding principles and values that are not always easy to live up to but I will continue to try.
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By C. Clarke Tanner and your Thrive Team