“A highly developed values system is like a compass. It serves as a guide to point you in the right direction when you are lost.”
Are you ever lost if you have a compass in hand? You might not know where you are, but you can, sure enough, figure out which way to go.
A clearly articulated values system is an investment in never being lost. Temporarily disoriented, maybe, but never lost. Failing to follow one of your core values that’s when you can get lost for sure.