Indian revolutionary Mahatma Gandhi observed that our habits become our values, and our values become our destiny. But this also works in reverse.

Take the time to articulate your values and keep them always in front of you. Study them and what they mean for you (everything), and they will get into your blood.

You will start to be proud of your values and stick up for them. And they’ll defend you too, and keep you on your path, clear of all the others. With devotion, you will begin to live them out. Your values guide your habits and actions, and those actions create your destiny.

Figure out exactly what you stand for. Your values will be a bright map to who you will become, and a vital spark for your progress.

My values:

CREATIVITY

Choose creation over consumption

AUTONOMY

Exercise my freedom to choose and follow my own path

PURPOSE

Define my values and work at what I’m drawn to, for what I’m drawn to

EQUANIMITY

Live without internal friction and practice non-attachment

FEARLESSNESS

Let go of worry and take bold action toward my interests

AWARENESS

See and know things as they really are

GROWTH

Expand and improve myself

LOVE

Seek out and nurture fulfilling relationships