Why is it important to act upon your values?

You may hold values and ideals in your mind, or tell people that you endorse certain values, but these values do not mean much unless you put them into practice in your life. In fact, it can be called hypocritical to proclaim values that you do not act upon. Once you begin to act on your values, you start learning--through both successes and failures--about what a living faith means, and you expand and deepen your understanding of your beliefs. Only in this way can you grow as a person and improve your moral development.