7 Steps to Discovering Your Personal Core Values
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
... are there to guide behavior and choice.
Get them right and you'll be swift and focused in your decision-making, with clear direction.
Get them wrong or leave them ambiguous, and you'll constantly wonder how you got into this mess.
Personal values are the things that are important to us, the characteristics and behaviours that motivate us and guide our decisions. For example honesty or kindness.
Values matter because you’re likely to feel better if you’re living according to your values and to feel worse if you don’t. This applies both to day-to-day decisions and to larger life choices.
Find out what characteristics or ways of behaving makes you feel good. Answer the following questions:
Once you’ve come up with a list, it's important to prioritise your values.
It can help you get even closer to defining what’s important to you. Prioritising helps you to ensure that you’re spending them on the most important things that'll have the biggest payoff in your life.
They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they're probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.
Prioritize your top values.
Reaffirm your values.