Our personal core values make us who we
are and will dictate how we will react to life in general. It is an
important part of any personal growth plan and a key factor in shaping
your attitude. It should be part of our life
lessons we need to look at from time to time.
What are values:
Important and enduring beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or desirable and what is not.
Values exert major influence on the behavior of an individual and serve as broad guidelines in all situations.
Why should you take the time to make a list of your own personal core values? Why is it important?
The answer to that is very simple but also very complicated. Your personal core values are like having your own personal code. This code is unique to only you and will map out how you live, how you act, what you say and what you think. Simply put: it is soul-stuff.
It will dicatate whether you live in the dark or in the light or somewhere in between.
Example: You are seeing someone very special and would like to take things to the next level but your partner is not ready.
You won't have to hum and ha, feel unsure or question yourself when you have to take a dicision. Your personal list of core values will tell you what is right for you at that moment and it will be easy. You path will be clear and you conscience will be clean.People who understand the true meaning of success have analyzed their personal core values. They are living their lives in line with their personal values and beliefs.
There are dozens of values to choose from in the list below. To make it easier for yourself place a number value beside each one on a scale of zero to ten.
Zero means it is not even on your radar, ten means you hold it in very high regard.
Eliminate anything with a value below a 3. Then repeat that and get rid of values that scored between 3 and 6.
Whatever is left would constitute your own list of personal core values.
You do have other values that hold some importance to you, but following this exercise as prescribed allows you to focus on the most important values.
It should also help you to think of things you may not have thought of on our own.
Once you have your personal core value list, look it over and see if it makes sense. See if it is "you".
The best way to do this exercise is to not overthink and to do it somewhat quickly. Go with your gut-feelings. Be as honest as possible. Don't focus on who you would like to be but focus rather on who you are right now at this moment in time.
And feel free to add your own values if they are not on this list.
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