I have recently been working with some clients that in many ways couldn't be more different. Their personalities are not closely related and their approach to life and goals are vastly different. Partly this would be because they find themselves in different stages of life with different responsibilities and possibilities.
But something struck me while working with both of them. As we discussed the things that they value and in turn what their core motivations were, they were both extremely surprised when I told them that not everybody has the same core values as them. Not everyone processes the world the way that they do.
On the surface this seems self explanatory but in practice I am coming to realise that often we don't understand that our core motivation changes how we engage with the world.
For some, their core value is freedom and flexibility, but for many people the core value of security and stability is firmly at their core. What a beautiful reality that we are all different, that we all see our world in vastly different shades and hues.
I wonder what you value and what motivates you, and how you see the world and your place in it.