Think of the people you admire

Think of the people you admire

Values can be personified in people that you love and admire. Identifying the specific values embodied by your heroes can inspire you to adopt those values for yourself. To uncover the values that you associate with your loved ones and role models:

  • Identify and write down six people who are important role models or valued connections for you.
  • Think of the values they embody. 

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Choose Your Top Values

Select your top six to eight values. Some of these values may change as you face new situations.

Examples of values: financial security, compassion, health/fitness, nature, accomplishment, creativity, dependability, loyalty, beauty, bravery, gratitude, love, connection/relationships, learning, leadership, survival, self-preservation, security, adventure, family, work, success, calm, freedom.

See a Career Counselor

Your values are a major determinant of career choice, work decisions, and career transitions, as each may lead you down a different career path. 

That’s why career counselors have a large toolbox of strategies and inventories, including values inventories to help match their clients to a compatible career area.

Use An Online Values Inventory

You can find various anonymous values inventories online made by specialists. Clarifying your values can serve as a blueprint for effective decision-making and optimal functioning. 

Observe Yourself And Learn

As you live your life, be mindful of the choices you make. For several days, consciously label the values behind your key decisions at work and at home.

If the values you chose as most important aren’t reflected in your daily life, you may not be living up to them or you may need to re-evaluate what is most important to you.

The Good And The Bad In Your Life

You can learn about your values by thinking back to the sweetest and most painful moments of your life. These moments could direct you to what you care about most.

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  1. Choose your top 6-8 values from a wide-ranging list of values.
  2. Think of three to six people you most admire or love. Consider why they are so important to you. 

  3. See a career counsellor as they are able to help match their clients to a compatible career area.

  4. Use an online values inventory. 
  5. Observe yourself and learn. If you experience a lot of dissatisfaction with your choices, you may not be living up to your values or you may need to re-evaluate what is most important to you.
  6. Focus on the bitter and the sweet in your life. These moments could direct you to what you care about most.

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The core values that are most valuable to each of us come from our own personal experience, not from being taught.

As you put them into practice you’ll get better at internalizing these values and they’ll express themselves subconsciously with smaller decisions, as well.

While everybody is familiar with the fact that the opposites attract, it has been many times now stated that having a partner who does not possess the same traits as you can actually enable your relationship to strengthen. Therefore, do not feel afraid to try being with somebody who is so very much different than you, as you might end up discovering that you two can pretty much make a great team by completing each other.

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