Trainer Tip: The question is not what other people think of you, but what you think of yourself. Who are you, really? Take a moment to consider what you value. Trainer Tip You may find the worst enemyor best friend within yourself.—English proverb The question is not what other people think of you, but what you think of yourself. Who are you, really? Often, we don’t take the time to consider what we value. We think we know, yet our behaviors are often contrary to our values. We long to be heard, so we yell louder. If we thought it through, however, we would see that yelling is not an effective way to be heard. We may get attention, but we are rarely heard or enjoyed. What is your greatest need? Maybe it is for acceptance, understanding, love, connection, or to be heard. What are you doing to manifest the satisfaction of this need? Consider whether your behaviors are likely to help you succeed. When your behaviors are in alignment with your needs, you have greater opportunities for joy. Today, notice whether your behaviors are in alignment with your deepest values. This trainer tip is an excerpt from Mary Mackenzie's book Peaceful Living, available from PuddleDancer Press.