WHAT ARE MY CORE VALUES

WHAT ARE MY CORE VALUES

Our Values Guide Everything We Do

Life is full of choices. Some are big choices which have huge consequences and others are small choices we make every day. However, most choices are guided by our values. They tell us what kind of person we are or aspire to be, who we want to work with and befriend. They tell us what we think is important in life and what is not. When we do not follow our values and let them guide us it takes a mental, emotional and spiritual toll on us and our work.

Its critical we therefore take time to discover what are our core values. Some values follow us throughout our lives and others come in and out depending on our life experience. The following questions are a guide for you to hone in on your core values and how they influence your life.

Finding Your Core Values

Step 1: Identify the times in your life when you were most fulfilled. What were you doing?
Step 2: Think about the happiest moments at work and home. What made you happy?
Step 3: As you look back at your life so far, what are you proudest about?
Step 4. What makes you most frustrated and angry?
Step 5. Review the answers above and then look at the list of values provided below. Choose twelve which resonate most with you. After you have chosen them, take some time to reflect on them and rank then in order of importance.

Step 6: List the five values ranked the highest.

Step 7: Reflect on what extent to these values guide your current actions at work and home? Are there any areas in your life that are not aligned with your core values? If so, how might you make any changes that would bring them into alignment?

LIST OF VALUES

Abundance

Accessibility

Accountability

Accuracy

Adaptability

Adventure

Advocacy

Aesthetics

Appreciation

Approachability

Attentiveness

Authenticity

Authority

Autonomy

Availability

Balance

Beauty

Boldness

Bravery

Calmness

Carefulness

Caring

Challenge

Charity

Commitment

Community

Compassion

Competency

Consistency

Conviction

Cooperation

Courage

Courtesy

Creativity

Curiosity

Daring

Decisiveness

Dependability

Determination

Directness

Discipline

Discovery

Discretion

Diversity Drive

Education

Efficiency

Empathy

Empowerment

Encouragement

Endurance

Enthusiasm

Equality Ethics

Expertise

Exploration

Fairness

Faith

Faithfulness

Family

Fearlessness

Flexibility

Focus

Freedom

Friendship

Fun

Generosity

Gratitude

Growth

Happiness

Hard work

Harmony

Health

Honesty

Hopefulness

Hospitality

Humility

Humor

Imagination

Impartiality

Inclusiveness

Independence

Individuality

Innovation

Inquisitiveness

Integrity

Intelligence

Intuitiveness

Joy

Justice

Kindness

Leadership

Learning

Logic

Love

Loyalty

Maturity

Modesty

Open-mindedness

Optimism

Order

Organization

Originality

Passion

Peace

Persistence

Playfulness

Pleasure

Power

Precision

Privacy

Proactive

Productivity

Professionalism

Punctuality

Quality

Rationality

Reliability

Resilience

Resourcefulness

Restraint

Respect

Responsiveness

Rigor

Risk

Security

Service

Spirituality

Stability

Self-Control

Self-reliance

Selflessness

Sensitivity

Simplicity

Spontaneity

Stability

Speed

Status

Stewardship

Structure

Success

Teamwork

Thankfulness

Thoroughness

Thoughtfulness

Timeliness

Tolerance

Toughness

Tradition

Tranquility

Transparency

Trustworthiness

Truth

Understanding

Uniqueness

Unity

Valor

Variety

Versatility

Vision

Warmth

Wealth

Well-Being

Wisdom

Wonder Zeal

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