What do you value?
The key to you
Defining your values is the next step to unlocking your success. Values are those things that really matter to you – the ideas and beliefs you deem to be the most important in your life.
A range of factors, including your background, upbringing, life philosophy, and events that you’ve experienced will shape the values you hold.
Values have a major influence on your behaviour and serve as broad guidelines to make authentic choices that leave you feeling more content, happy, and satisfied throughout your life.
When your actions are not in alignment with your values, you find yourself without a sense of achievement or feeling out of control.
Make a deliberate and conscious effort to identify and live according to your values.
D E F I N I N G Y O U R V A L U E S:
1 | SELECT
Identify your top ten values. Go with your gut instinct!
2 | PRIORITISE
Prioritise each value from one to ten. Focus on your top five and briefly define what each one means to you.
3 | CONTEMPLATE
Read each value to yourself, letting the meaning of each word sink in.
Select your top three values and write them down. Commit them to memory, as they will now act as your decision-making blueprint. You also need to define the single value that is most important to you.
5 | COMMIT
Work out what you need to add or remove from your life and what you need to change to reflect these values.
Common Personal Values:
- FAMILY HAPPINESS
Quality time, bonding.
Taking risks, winning.
Close relationships with others.
Working well with others, teamwork
A sense of accomplishment.
Sense of personal identity, pride.
Being accountable for results.
Belonging, being involved with others.
- ECONOMIC SECURITY
Strong and consistent income streams.
Fun, laughter, a leisurely lifestyle.
Control, authority, or influence over others.
Helping others, improving society.
Discovering and understanding knowledge
Traditions, customs, beliefs.
Being imaginative, innovative.
Honesty, sincerity, standing up for oneself.
- PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Use of personal potential.