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What Do You Want to Achieve in Your Life?

Aktualisiert: 24. Aug. 2023

Many people do not have an answer to this question. In my opinion, this is because they do not know their personal values. What do I mean by personal values?

The best way to explain this is to show you my values:

  • Freedom

  • Love

  • Sustainability

  • Fun, joy & passion

  • Personal development

These values determine everything in my life. My actions, the way I interact with other people, the companies I work for, the people I spend time with, the way I eat and the companies I invest in.

If you don't know your values, then you are at the mercy of your environment.

You will make the same mistakes over and over again and often feel bad or unhappy, even though you don't know why. You will constantly end up in jobs that bore you or where you have work colleagues with whom you are simply not on the same wavelength. You'll spend a lot of time with people where you feel worse after the meeting than before, and you'll often make decisions that just don't feel right in retrospect.

These values are not just empty shells of words that sound nice and correspond to social norms. You have to fill these values with life and define them very precisely for yourself. To give you a better idea of what this might look like for you, here is an example based on my personal values:


For me, freedom means not having to work when I don't want to. That I can choose the company I work for and the people I spend time with. Not being tied to one place, spending my time the way I like to do it and shaping my life according to my own ideas. Freedom for me is a healthy body and mind that allows me to travel, live life in the here and now and experience new adventures every day.


For me, love means that I enjoy doing what I do, and do it with full passion. Whether in a professional, sporting or private environment. Love also means to me that I put my relationship above my professional goals and make big decisions in my life together with my partner. The most important thing, however, is to realize every day how lucky I am to spend my life side by side with my soul mate.


For me, sustainability means taking responsibility in every aspect of my life. For me, sustainability means finally admitting that each and every one of us has the choice to save lives every day, whether it's through the way we eat, the clothes we choose to wear, or the way we consume. We need to finally stop blaming someone else.

It's up to us. Every day we can choose:

  • Fish and meat or fruit and vegetables?

  • Clothing from child labor or locally produced and fairly paid?

  • Car or bike?

  • Plastic bag or cloth bag?

Of course, the list could go on indefinitely and countless important topics are still missing here, but that's mainly the point:

We bear the responsibility!

Not any companies, the government or other countries. As long as we consume goods that were produced under unacceptable circumstances, because they destroy the earth, destroy oceans and rainforests or exploit other people, we are the culprits, no one else.

Fun, joy & passion

In the pursuit of success, one should never forget one thing - to enjoy life! That's why fun, joy & passion is an essential part of my personal values. For me, this means that I not only enjoy doing what I do, but that I really burn for it. I always offer my customers the best possible service and treat them the way I would like to be treated. Fun also means to put the study books aside or to let go of work and go for a beer with my colleagues. It means not taking yourself too seriously and going through the day with a sense of humor.

Personal development

I am extremely curious by nature, and curious about life. I want to know everything, learn everything and can get excited about (almost) everything. That's why it's essential for me to constantly develop myself. Be it by traveling to distant countries, new challenges in my professional environment, studying or reading books. I need the continuous change and regularly leave my comfort zone.

As you can see, these values are something very personal. Maybe you don't have anything to do with sustainability or you understand freedom as something completely different. The important thing is that you take the time to determine your values and write them down in detail. As long as you are not clear about your personal values, you are walking blindly through life. Without a compass and without a destination, you don't know what you are looking for, what you think is good or bad, and above all, why it's the way like it is...

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