What are Your Top 5 Personal Core Values?
Knowing your personal core values is the key in defining your life purpose. Here you’ll find out how to discover them. But before, you should know that your core values:
- Clarify your understanding of who you are
- Require no justification to others
- Guide you in making decisions and choices
- Run all your relationships
The development of personal values happens during your early life and whether you realize it or not, they influence everything you do or don’t do. They are expressed everywhere in your everyday life, although arebeneath of your usual awareness.
Just like the biggest part of an iceberg is beneath the water and determines where it goes, your values determine your journey throughout your whole life.
Mostly invisible to others, your values may remain unknown to you too – if you don’t deliberately take time to define them.
And when you don’t know them, life seems a senseless race to fulfill one seemingly important goal or another, leaving you increasingly unfulfilled, drained and out of control.
How do You Define Your Personal Core Values?
Well, think about this.
- What shapes your behavior?
- What are you passionate about?
- What do you absolutely love to do?
- What motivates your achievements?
Your personal core values are standards that greatly influence your attitude and character. They are deeply etched into your emotional and mental make-up, and are not easily changed.
Think of your values as a GPS – when you wander off the path or lose direction, they bring you back on track. When you are fully clear on these values, you attract to you people of like mind who share the same desire to lead a purposeful, authentic life.
Click here to subscribe to to our complimentary Living On purpose Ezine and download Personal Core Values Form which provides exhaustive list of values to choose from. Not all values have the same weight for you, right? Save this list on your computer then print it out and use it to select the words that are most meaningful to you, which define the core of who you truly are.
For example, love, health, wealth, peace, family, success, creativity are some of the more widespread core values. Take your time to mark 10-15 of what you think your core values are. Next, work your way to the top five.
Then, make sure your top 5 defining core values are not contradicting each other. Why? Because if they do, going after your goals will produce mixed feelings; you simply won’t have the motivation to achieve them.
For example, if both family and adventure are on your Top 5, an over-involvement in your family life may postpone traveling and living around the world until it is too late and makes you resentful while waiting to do so.
Once You Know Your Personal Core Values…
…you will know what to make of your life and how to go about doing it. You can even put together a personal mission statement that spells out exactly how you are going to live your life, what’s important to you, and why.
A mission statement is not just for your life. Create one for your business, regardless of whether you are the CEO of a big company or self-employed and watch your profits soar!
You can also create a mission statement as a family; it is a powerful exercise that will bring you and your loved ones much closer together.
Knowing your personal core values helps you answer the question of what is your purpose in life. It provides direction, motivation and passion. With that kind of clarity in hand, everything is possible!
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