“A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”― Idowu Koyenikan Do you know what your values? There aren’t many people who can answer this question without taking time and energy to think about it. Especially, if you are asked to list only your top three values. When I look back at different periods of my life, I can see how my values evolved. And how the importance of some of them have raised or declined. One value which has always had a significant place in my life is freedom . Freedom to make my own decisions without unreasonable limitations – in the area of my private and professional life. I am lucky enough to have money and opportunities to carry out this value also in the form of travelling. Freedom to visit and live in new countries, meet new people, try new foods. That’s why when the pandemic hit and travelling was strongly restricted, I had a hard time adjusting to it. I can say that my other two top values are balance and learning . I’ve noticed how unhappy I become when I forget to balance my activities and I stop doing things like socialising or investing my time into meaningful work. I’ve realised only recently how essential learning and personal development is for me. If I don’t see myself growing and becoming a better person overall, anxiety takes over me and I can’t be going on the same way anymore. I know it’s time to change something in my life and learn something new. If you are fortunate and you can act according to your values, you can observe how they impact your life and are directly correlated with your daily behaviour. However, some people might not live according to them because external circumstances prevent it or they are not fully aware what values are the most important for them. This is one of the topics we cover in our programme ‘Pathways to Purpose’, giving you the essential tools in helping you design a roadmap for finding your purpose.