Values: What Matters Most

Our Values

If I was to ask you what your values are, would you be
able to name them?
This is actually a really important question when you
consider the fact that our happiness is directly linked to our
values.
Whether we realize it or not, values influence our
behaviors, choices and emotions.
They influence our habits, our lifestyle and, in a broader
sense, our way of being and interacting in the world.
So it’s supremely important that we get to know what our
values are and be able to name them.
The best place to start in figuring out your values is to identify what matters most to you.
By answering a few questions we can make the concept of our values more clear. Attached are four questions to help you start considering your unique values. By simply looking at what you regard as valuable, both in monetary and non-monetary ways, you can determine what your core values are.

 

Values share the common thread of expressing
what matters most to a person, what that person
feels is essential to their happiness.
Conversely, it also means that if we are not happy
then it’s a safe bet that we are not living in alignment with
what matters most.

I encourage you to take a couple of minutes to complete the attached exercise.

Worksheet # 1 – “The Concept of Value”

Give a response to each of the following three questions.

  1.  What would you buy if you suddenly had an extra $500.00 and had to spend it within the next 24 hours?
2. If your home was on fire and you could save three things, what objects would you save?  All people and pets are safe and sound.
3.   If you could change one thing about the world, what would you change?
4. If you had all the time in the world, and you could spend more time on one thing, what would it be?

Your responses:

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