What if we pursued Needs instead of Values?
We usually attend to needs first and it is not always wrong. However, we must know when is enough and to stop.
The problem is, we get so engrossed chasing a need that it produces behavior that become hard wired (habits) into our neurology. These hard-to-break habits lead to neglect or worse, conflict with our values.
Soon, the values that are sitting in our unconscious will start gnawing at our conscience, producing the all-too-familiar emotions of guilt, anger, fear, regret and/or sadness. These adversely affect work performance, productivity and relationships, not to mention health.