Values are priorities that are near and dear to you that you would not compromise when making decisions in your life. Values guide good decision making and are the guidepost to keep you on the straight path for what you say yes to and what you say no to ....and to understand why you did.
We should never compromise true values. If we say that family is important to us then our decision making will reflect that. We may decline that overtime or weekend trip for work in order to maintain a good work and family priority.
If we say that integrity is important and we allow little compromises here and there that go against our conscience then we are not allowing our values to direct our decisions. There are times when we all find ourself with opportunities to be in the "club" that we have been waiting to be invited to or to be "liked" at work and we may consider compromising values that are important to us - I encourage you to be true to yourself and be ready for the hard decisions of declining when it may mean giving up something you love, have dreamed of participating in or make you feel included. Be true to yourself and grow in wisdom to know when to say yes (unite) and when to say no (separate from). Live with good values that bring joy and energy to the areas of life that are important to you. Where you spend your time is a reflection of what you truly value. How are you doing? Think about what you truly value - do you see it lived out in your life? Are your values clear to you? You will be able to make sound decisions when you know your values clearly.