Source: Wait But Why

Values are the fundamental beliefs of a person. Who and what a person will become depends on the values and fundamental beliefs that the person beholds. Based on your actions and interaction with society, different people perceive you differently, but only the person himself knows what his core is like.

Family First –

A family is not limited to parents, siblings and cousins, it stretches to people you spend time with on day to day basis including co-workers. We, humans, are social creatures. After all, all of us want to live a good life. And it’s our social connection with other fellow beings which makes this whole experience beautiful. It’s important to have a deep emotional connection with family, friends, co-workers and people you interact with. Instead of having a larger social circle, I prefer having few friends with a deeper connection.

Authenticity –

Aligning your action with your thoughts. Sometimes, we tell ourselves stories who we are and what we want basing on how people around define us. But doing so will alienate us from our true nature. Being authentic means being honest with yourself and defining yourself with your true identity. Authenticity also means being hyper-realistic. Looking at the world the way it is, not the way you wanted it to be.

Growth Mindset –

The only constant in life is change. History is the witness of those who doesn’t change/adapt, don’t survive. A growth mindset means having an eagerness to learn and a willingness to be wrong. A person may live by a code of values and morals, that remains constant, but when it comes to opinions, person should always be open to listening and trying new things. There is no right or wrong. The only difference is the perspective. It’s okay to fail as long as you are learning from your mistakes.

Health –

To most of us, this is just artwork on the staircases, but for few, this is a real mountain. Life is an experience. Depending on one’s health, that experience can vary. If an unfit person goes for a difficult trek, he will only be going to complain, but for a healthy person, it can be an unforgettable experience. Having a healthy body is much more than looks. It is a status symbol that reflects patience, hard work, dedication and persistence. No money can buy it.