In the last episode (S3E1) The Momentum Architects delved into purpose, meaning and why you get out of bed in the morning. There is a lot of talk about this nowadays – finding your ‘why’ and often people get frustrated when they don’t have an exact answer. In this episode Dr M and Kerry D take a step back and look at values alignment and more importantly values mismatching – understanding this can be a key first step in uncovering purpose.
Often what we value most in life whether that is family, vocation, learning, health etc. has been ‘handed’ to us by parents, leaders and others in authority positions. The issue is that how they prioritise and what they hold in highest value may not be congruent with us. For example, often women are taught to put family first. This is absolutely okay but where conflict can arise is if e.g. vocation is actually your highest value but you are being told you must put your family first – instead of allowing you to be happy and focused at work which in turn will actually make you a better mother, wife etc.
That is not to say that all of the other values are not important and do not need focus, they do but allowing yourself to understand your highest need and that of those around you means there is much less frustration and all of the other areas become more aligned.
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Because remember…your individual momentum can create global change.