Faith, wisdom, honesty, family, responsibility, position, justice or intelligent action? What is important to you? Can you identify and rank the values guiding your life?
Each of us has a unique system of values. Overarching values are the most important - the core values - affecting our subconscious and showing us the way. In life, they act in the same way as traffic regulations on our roads. It is easy to imagine what would happen if they did not exist. Could we drive efficiently and safely without knowledge of these rules? Can we sail through life smoothly and safely without being guided by values? Could we use our potential effectively without them? The book's author, a self-taught observer of human behavior for many years, helps you to recognize your own values and determine their hierarchy, understand the dangers of ignoring your system of values, and at the same time suggests ways to influence your behavior so that it does not conflict with your values. The book is rich in questions and exercises that encourage you to reflect, quotes, references to biographies of amazing people and the author's personal experiences. The text is complemented by photographs and diagrams to deepen your understanding of the contents.
Benefits for the reader include: understanding of the concepts of overarching value, value system and how they impact life satisfaction; understanding historical changes in our perception of overarching values; greater awareness of your own values and defining their hierarchy (definition of a core value); understanding of the dangers of ignoring your value system and ways to prevent them; developing the ability to have a conscious influence on your own behavior based on your value system.
Part I: How to Develop Your Potential
Part 1 is designed to make readers aware of their potential, understood as a range of capabilities, strengths and creative abilities. The premise is the claim that every human being has potential that is blocked by false beliefs. Understanding the essence of this blockade will help you remove it. This can be accomplished through consistent action towards personality development. The basis for this process includes defining the concept of happiness, recognizing one's abilities and the characteristics of one's personality, strengthening self-esteem and defining the overarching values that allow a person to achieve a satisfying life.
•exercises (in the sections: Food for Thought) 10
•summary of the key ideas in each section: Remember: 8
•glossary: 24 entries
•biographical notes on the individuals mentioned in the publication: 23
•index of persons and concepts
•sources and inspirations: 211