Do you know what your core values are?
Are they the ones that help you create the results that you want in your life?
Take the time to discover what is most important to you in life and how knowing that can truly help you in living the life that will truly fulfill you!
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What are values?
To make it simple, values are the reason why you’re waking up in the morning.
It’s the big “why” behind every action you are taking.
You are eating healthier and getting some exercise done, it’s because the value of “health” is important to you.
You like spending time with your family, it’s maybe because the values “love, family” are important to you.
When we live through our values, it creates a complete feeling of satisfaction and contentment!
You feel like things are right, that you’re doing the right thing because you are connecting to this value on a deep level.
Values are also very important when we make decisions: There are the ones we refer to when we think of what we want or what we don’t want.
When making decisions is something that you find hard to do, it’s maybe because you’re not sure what’s important to you! You maybe also have a value conflict.
Get your core value list today to overcome this problem once and for all! 🙂
This is definitely the ultimate list of values pdf out there.
What are the characteristics of values?
The main characteristics of values are the following:
- Every action we are taking is to serve one of our values. We are doing something because we think that it will make us feel a certain way.
- Our values give us examples of what is very good and what is very bad, it’s our map of the world and of our reality!
- It’s what we admire in someone and what we don’t like.
- Values change during life and because of experiences.
- They are related to our identity: We feel like we are a “loving person” maybe because one of our most important values is “love”.
These are already a great start for you to recognize what is a value and what is not! 🙂
What are example of values? The list of values pdf
There are so many lists of core values out there, but I wanted to create one that has the perfect balance between a good choice of values and that is not overwhelming to you with a too big number of values.
This is how I came up with this very complete list of core values, have a look at them (core values list).
You can also download the PDF version of it by clicking right here!
How do you identify values?
Great and essential question at this point! 😉
I think that we should learn how to do this at school…!
I have a PDF that gives you the exact 3 steps to follow to discover your core values.
You also get in the end a list of core values pdf.
You can grab it here, so you can have it very handy all the time:
Using this PDF will help you out discovering what are your core values and also, it will help you organize them.
Because there are some values that are more important to you than others! It’s important to prioritize them.
For example, I’m sharing at the end of the PDF what are the most important values to me.
My top 3 values are love/connection, health, and authenticity.
You can get more details in the PDF, but here, I want to make sure to help YOU so I’m not going to talk more about my life! 😉
Download this list of values pdf and continue reading.
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Why are values so important?
Knowing what your values are is essential for you to live your best life.
Why is that? Because when you know what they are, you can take action and make the best decisions for your happiness.
For example, if you know that “freedom” is an important value to you, you can take some specific actions to live this value as much as possible.
For example, by organizing your time correctly, you might have more “free time” to do whatever you want to do.
Another example: If the value of “organization” is important to you, you can always keep time in your calendar to organize your home or to declutter your space.
When you are taking actions every day that are serving one or multiple of your values, you’re going to feel amazing.
Because this is what is important in your life! And this is what truly fulfills you!
So, the very first step is to know what your core values are, what is important to you.
The second step is to create more and more situations in which you can “live” these values as much as possible!
Try it out, you won’t regret it! 🙂
How do values affect our lives?
They affect our lives because they are influencing every decision and choice we are making!
Remember one thing: Every action you are taking is because you think that it will serve a value that you have, something that is important to you.
If you go to work, for example, it’s because it might serve the value of “security”, to have enough money to pay your rent and your food for example.
Each one of your values serves a purpose! 🙂
This is why they strongly affect our lives!
Can values change during life?
This is a great question!
At the start of our lives, we get values from our parents.
They are showing us what is acceptable and what is not.
Then, at the age of 20 approximately, we start having experiences that may influence our values.
So, yes, our values can change in the course of life and we have to take the time here and there (for example every 3 years) to see what are our current values, the ones that we would fight for!
But actually… Can we choose what our values are?
Do your current values are helping you in getting the results that you want?
Knowing what your values are is essential.
But the question is: Are they helping you in getting the results that you truly want?
Let me give you an example: You really want to feel stronger and healthier.
But when you discover what your values are and you prioritized them, you realize that health isn’t in your top priority values.
This is the moment when you can decide how to reorganize your values, so you can get the results that you want (in this example, it would be to feel stronger and healthier).
So, you reorganize your values (here, you put “health” on top), and then, you take actions every day (even small ones!) to fulfill this value.
By taking actions such as going for a walk, snacking a fruit instead of chips, you are doing something in the direction of the result that you want and by doing this, you are fulfilling a value (health).
So, ask yourself: Are your current values helping you in getting the results that you want?
If not, what change needs to be made?
How do I change my values?
As I said before, the first step is to know what your current core values are.
Then, organize them by priority, which one is most important to you.
Now, think of 3 results that you really want in life, it could be about:
- Your weight
- Your job
- Your relationship status
- Your relationships
- Your free time
- … Many more ideas!
What results do you want to have?
Then, ask yourself: What my values have to be in order for me to take the right action that will get me to get the results that I want?
For the example of “feeling stronger and healthier”, what values do you need to have?
- Love (toward yourself)!
- … More?
And then, what actions will you take that will make you live the closest possible to these values?
Take the time to do this, it can definitely change your life if you let it!
How knowing what your core values are is related to build your self-confidence…
When you know what is important to you, you are getting to know yourself better.
You are making decisions and choices that will make you feel content and fulfilled.
By doing this, you are building your self-confidence because you are showing to yourself that you are worthy.
Worthy to live in integrity with your values and so, respecting and honoring what is important to you.
And this for sure is a great boost for your self-confidence! 🙂
If you have more questions on self-confidence, you have to check out this very complete post: 10 Burning Questions About Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem!
More personal development lists?
If you’re interested in other personal development lists, you have to check out this post:
To sum up!
As you can see, knowing your values is essential but not only.
You need to ask yourself if the ones that you have are helping you in getting the results that you really want.
Nothing is set in stone! You can always bring changes to your list of core values and then… To your life! 🙂
When you live through your values, something amazing is going to happen.
You’re going to feel certain contentment and fulfillment that you cannot get anywhere else because it’s coming from within, it simply “makes sense”! 🙂
Try it out today and let me know how that goes! 🙂
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