Values

Determine your core values

  1. Choose from the list below the values that you follow in your own life. What I did is I bolded the values that I felt that I related to and strived to be or ones that my family taught me while growing up.
Abundance
Acceptance
Accountability
Achievement
Adventure
Advocacy
Ambition
Appreciation
Attractiveness
Autonomy
Balance
Being the Best
Benevolence
Boldness
Brilliance
Calmness
Caring
Challenge
Charity
Cheerfulness
Cleverness
Community
Commitment
Compassion
Cooperation
Collaboration
Consistency
Contribution
Creativity
Credibility
Curiosity
Daring
Decisiveness
Dedication
Dependability
Diversity
Empathy
Encouragement
Enthusiasm
Ethics
Excellence
Expressiveness
Fairness
Family
Friendships
Flexibility
Freedom
Fun
Generosity
Grace
Growth
Flexibility
Happiness
Health
Honesty
Humility
Humor
Inclusiveness
Independence
Individuality
Innovation
Inspiration
Intelligence
Intuition
Joy
Kindness
Knowledge
Leadership
Learning
Love
Loyalty
Making a Difference
Mindfulness
Motivation
Optimism
Open-Mindedness
Originality
Passion
Performance
Personal Development
Proactive
Professionalism
Quality
Recognition
Risk Taking
Safety
Security
Service
Spirituality
Stability
Peace
Perfection
Playfulness
Popularity
Power
Preparedness
Proactivity
Professionalism
Punctuality
Relationships
Reliability
Resilience
Resourcefulness
Responsibility
Responsiveness
Security
Self-Control
Selflessness
Simplicity
Stability
Success
Teamwork
Thankfulness
Thoughtfulness
Traditionalism
Trustworthiness
Understanding
Uniqueness
Usefulness
Versatility
Vision
Warmth
Wealth
Well-Being
Wisdom
Zeal

 

  1. Then create groups of values that relate to one another and any grouping that has the least amount can be dropped until there are 5 groups of values. 
Security  Acceptance Appreciation Balance Happiness
Safety Compassion Encouragement Health Fun
Wealth Inclusiveness Thankfulness Personal Development   Adventure
Abundance Intuition Thoughtfulness Spirituality Humor
Freedom Kindness Mindfulness Well-being Inspiration
Preparedness Love  achievement   resilient  Joy
Advocacy  Making a Difference  Wisdom   calmness Optimism
Peace Open-Mindedness  Caring  collaboration  Playfulness
 commitment  Trustworthiness Community  ambition    charity 
 cooperation  Relationships      

 

  1. After that choose one word from each group that you like the most or that represents the group. There are no wrong or right answers. The purpose of the exercise is to find the five core values that speak to the values that you follow and live by. 
Security  Acceptance Appreciation Balance Happiness
Safety Compassion Encouragement Health Fun
Wealth Inclusiveness Thankfulness Personal Development   Adventure
Abundance Intuition Thoughtfulness Spirituality Humor
Freedom Kindness Mindfulness Well-being Inspiration
Preparedness Love  achievement   resilient  Joy
Advocacy  Making a Difference  Wisdom   calmness Optimism
Peace Open-Mindedness  Caring  collaboration  Playfulness
 commitment  Trustworthiness Community  ambition    charity 
 cooperation  Relationships      
  1. Add a verb to each value so you can see how you would live out the value in your own personal life, for example:

This is my own personal list, but feel free to be creative with your sentences!

Find ways to feel a sense of security.

Seek jobs that allow me to build relationships.

Provide encouragement to others.

Work on your well-being.

Share your happiness.

This will guide you in making decisions and to consider your valus before taking action. (Adapted from https://www.taproot.com/archives/37771).

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