WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE?
Your values represent what is important in your life. Knowing your values helps you to understand what motivates you, what you enjoy doing, what inspires you and what you like more of in your life. If we build a life and lifestyle around our values we create a life and career that is meaningful and satisfying to us. Values can change over time and can deepen as we understand ourselves better. It’s important to note there are no right and wrong answers only what resonates for ourselves. So when considering any change in your life, it might be useful to ask ourselves what is important now in our lives and what value does this point to. It can be helpful to identify your top 5 values when making any changes and to look to them when considering the change, does the decision I am about to make bring me closer to my values or move me further away from them?
What are you top 5 values? Here is a list to get your started, you can add your own if you wish:
Appreciation, Accuracy, Acknowledgement, Adventure, Authenticity, Balance, Beauty,Boldness, Calm, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Confidence, Connectedness,Contribution, Cooperation, Courage, Creativity, Curiosity, Determination, Discovery, Ease, Empowerment, Enthusiasm, Environment, Excellence, Fairness, Flexibility, Focus, Forgiveness, Freedom, Friendship, Fun, Generosity, Gentleness, Growth, Happiness, Harmony, Health, Helpfulness, Honesty, Honour, Humour, Independence, Innovation, Integrity, Intuition, Joy, Kindness, Listening, Learning, Love, Loyalty, Optimism, Patience, Peace, Partnership, Presence, Recognition, Respect, Safety, Self-Esteem, Service, Simplicity, Spirituality, Spontaneity,Tact, Tolerance, Tradition, Trust, Understanding, Unity, Vitality, Wisdom