November 30th, 2007
by Your ValuesCoach, Karyn Clarke · Filed Under: Motivation Code · Professional Performance · Training and Development · Values Alignment
Do you know your unique motivation code (your values)? Do your actions align with your values?
To win at work AND stay true to your values, you need to be able to answer YES to both questions.
Here’s a story that illustrates the point …
The Tale of the Man, the Boy and the Donkey
An old man, a boy and their donkey were going to town. The boy rode the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along, they passed some people who remarked it was a shame that the old man was walking when the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe these critics were right, so they changed places.
Later, they passed some people who remarked, "What a shame that he makes the little boy walk". So they then decided they would both walk.
Soon, they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So they both rode the donkey.
Next they passed some people that shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey. The boy and man thought they were probably right, so they decided to carry the donkey.
As they crossed a bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and it fell into the river and drowned.
The moral of the story … If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass good-bye!
How does this apply to winning at work, without sacrificing your values?
When your goals and actions are based on your own values and value priorities, (your unique motivation code), you are much more likely to remain consistent in your focus, and therefore achieve your professional performance targets more readily.
Take a minute to share one of your wins or losses based on being true or NOT true to your personal values, in the comments box below …
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