Our values serve as a guide and assist us in remembering what it means to be true to oneself. Understanding values is an integral element in the knowledge of self-discovery. When we discover what our values our—we are more in tune to who we are as a person.
A List of Commonly Held Personal Values
Look at this list and circle any values that you relate to. In determining our key personal values—it is important to think about what makes us feel right and what it is that we think of when we are making decisions or choices in our lives or what motivates us.
Calm (inner peace)
Concern (for others)
Perfection (e.g. of details)
Problem Solving Progress
Quality of work
Success as Achievement
Now, once you have a list of values that you circled—write them out and keep them with you. When you are making decisions or choices in the next week or so—try to be conscious of what values you honoured when you made those decisions or choices. Or, when you are not feeling right about something that is happening in your life, try to think about what values you are dishonouring.
Once the week is over, revisit the list and attempt to pick your top five personal values based on your experiences.