Your Values || Purposeful Life Series

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:

1SELECT

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.

4| DEFINE 

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.
  • COMPETITIVENESS
    Taking risks, winning.
  • FRIENDSHIP
    Close relationships with others.
  • AFFECTION
    Love, caring.
  • COOPERATION
    Working well with others, teamwork
  • ADVENTURE
    New challenges
  • ACHIEVEMENT
    A sense of accomplishment.
  • WEALTH
    Making money
  • ENERGY
    Vitality
  • FREEDOM
    Independence, autonomy.
  • SELF-RESPECT
    Sense of personal identity, pride.
  • RECOGNITION
    Acknowledgement, status.
  • ADVANCEMENT
    Promotion
  • HEALTH
    Mental, physical.
  • RESPONSIBILITY
    Being accountable for results.
  • INVOLVEMENT
    Belonging, being involved with others.
  • ECONOMIC SECURITY
    Strong and consistent income streams.
  • PLEASURE
    Fun, laughter, a leisurely lifestyle.
  • POWER
    Control, authority, or influence over others.
  • GENEROSITY
    Helping others, improving society.
  • WISDOM
    Discovering and understanding knowledge
  • LOYALTY
    Devotion, trustworthiness
  • CULTURE
    Traditions, customs, beliefs.
  • ORDER
    Stability, conformity.
  • CREATIVITY
    Being imaginative, innovative.
  • INTEGRITY
    Honesty, sincerity, standing up for oneself.
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
    Use of personal potential.