We all have values whether we know it or not. They impact who we are and the lives that we live. They are reflected in our actions, standards, and behavior. Living by our values can be challenging in a society that's always testing and tempting us to deviate from the principles that guide our thinking and our actions.
I once had a boss that forged my name to request money that I manage without my knowledge. I learned about it from my assistant. I decided I was going to take matters to the head of the organization. It was a costly decision, and it was going to impact my life and my career at the time, but it was the right thing to do. You see the stakes are high when we commit to our values, but so are the rewards.
If you're looking to develop your values based on biblical principles, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's booklet, Seven Values to Live By, will help you to do that. The booklet focuses on seven values—integrity, courage, enthusiasm, happiness, hope, faith, and love. Each chapter has action steps to help you practice your values on a daily basis. Download Dr. Peale's booklet, Seven Values to Live By.