I first stumbled across The Art Of Manliness a few weeks ago and knew already that I had made an important discovery, and one that would take time to prepare for and absorb properly. Running the 30 day challenge is no small task – it forces you outside of your comfort zone and exposes previously unknown vulnerabilities.
That said, at this stage in my life I realise it’s time to take control of myself, to eradicate bad habits, and collect and reinforce good ones. So this is me, starting Day 1.
Today’s task is Define Your Core Values. I was worried at first, thinking it might take me ages and I would end up just copying what was written there in the blog post, adopting someone else’s values as ‘good enough’. I was surprised to discover that actually I had a very clear set of core values that emerged immediately. The exercise took me all of about ten minutes.
Here they are:
Each of these values represent a core bullet point that to me, explode outwards into a myriad of different hopes and desires. I won’t expand them out here because they are deeply personal to me, but having this list on display on my little website will serve as a constant reminder as I move through the next 29 days of challenges.