Values vs. Valuables
The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them. Proverbs 11:3 NIV
It’s a funny thing, success. We all chase it, but what is it, really? Is it a big house? A nice car? A corner office? Or is it something else entirely?
What if we let go of the idea that things equal success and instead focus on experiences and relationships? What if we stopped chasing the approval of others and instead learned to approve of ourselves?
Instead of working long hours to buy more stuff, we could work fewer hours and spend more time with family/friends.
What would happen to our marriages, the relationships we have with our kids, and the relationships we have with our coworkers and friends if we chose to focus on the things that matter?
Of course, this doesn’t mean we should never strive for more. We can still set goals and work towards them. But we should do so with the understanding that there’s more to life than making money—there’s also making a difference, having fun, and creating memories with others.
Lets value values over valuables.