What are your Values? – Zen Life

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Knowing what you value personally is an integral element to success, Jessica helps you find exactly what they are.

Personal values are important to being successful. If you have trouble making decisions and reaching goals, you may want to evaluate your personal values to tune in to what is unique about who you are. The spirit of who you are will be defined by your core values. If you are out of touch with the values that define who you are, others will lead your life for you. So, in order to lead a happy and successful life, take time to practice looking inward and touching base with what makes you outstanding and distinctive!

Observe how you feel when you read these questions. What do you think of? Self-observation creates awareness. Awareness creates transformation!

  1. What are your spiritual beliefs?
  2. Where do you go to find tranquility, solitude, or a connection to a higher power?
  3. Are you happy with your health? If not, why? If so, what do you do to maintain it, or to improve it?
  4. Who are your closest friends and why?
  5. What’s your family like? Are you close to them? Why or why not?
  6. How do you see yourself in the future?

Time to clarify your values

List several values that are important to you. Then narrow the list to 10 of your most important values. These are your core values. Understanding your core values gives you self-knowledge. It is important to live in alignment with your core values, because it creates self-esteem. Self-esteem can be damaged by not living in alignment with your core values. When you believe something and do the opposite, it can be disappointing to yourself and others around you. This can create depression, anger, frustration, and making the wrong choices for yourself. Your self-esteem is reflected in your choices and actions.

Also, consider how you learned these values. Did you pick up on them as a child from a teacher, a parent, T.V., or a friend? Will you honor these values, or have you just listed them unconsciously and will not be committed to them? Transformation and leading a lifestyle with passion, high self-esteem, and success takes commitment. Commitment takes values.

List of Values

What do these mean to you? You can choose from this list, or add to it to help you find your most important values.

  1. Appreciation
  2. Caring
  3. Cooperation
  4. Courage
  5. Freedom
  6. Friendship
  7. Happiness
  8. Honesty
  9. Hope
  10. Humility
  11. Love
  12. Patience
  13. Peace
  14. Quality
  15. Respect
  16. Responsibility
  17. Simplicity
  18. Thoughtfulness
  19. Tolerance
  20. Trust
  21. Understanding
  22. Unity
  23. Personal and Spiritual growth
  24. Health and strength
  25. Creativity and artistic expression
  26. Productivity
  27. Financial self-sufficiency
  28. Beauty
  29. Peace
  30. Intellectual growth

- Jessica Allison

Jessica is a work at home mom, fine art photographer, makeup and skin care enthusiast, and lover of history and the outdoors. Check her out at facebook.com/groups/flygirllips or www.idahochildrensphotography.com

 

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