Take the Values Inventory to identify Priorities for Living a Meaningful and Constructive Life

Identifying Your Personal Values

Your understanding of important priorities and values is critical to Your Development and Personal Commitment as a leader.

  • What are your priority values?
  • What are your reasons for these choices?
  • Are you clear on what’s important in your life?
  • Is it easy or difficult to make based on your values?
  • Are your values aligned with your Personal Vision Quest?

Not everything can be equally important.  Decisions require awareness of priorities for taking action and resolving conflicts. By completing the Values worksheet below, you’ll gain insight into what drives your daily decisions and discover better answers to these crucial questions.

Values and Reflection Exercise : Below identify the top values that drive your daily decisions and interactions with others. Once you have decided on your 8-10 priority values transfer them to your Daily Learning Journal and during the next week refer to these values after and sometimes before you interact with others or have to make decisions in your life. Check to see if you are really living your values. If the answer to these reflections is “yes” great if the answer is “sometimes” or “no” try to identify why your behavior is not aligned with your values when making these daily decisions.

Read, Review and then choose from the list of values below select 8-10 values that are of high importance, medium importance or low importance for living a life based on values.

Remember: To print out the list of values and then select the 8-10 Most Important, 8-10 of Medium importance and 8-10 of Low importance to you. This forces you to better define your priorities for making decisions in your day to day living.

                                                                                                        High                     Medium          Low 

Achievement

(a sense of accomplishment, mastery)

Advancement

(promotions)

Adventure

(new and challenging experiences)

Affection

(loving , caring)

Competitiveness

(winning, taking risks, betting others)

Cooperation

(working well with others)

Creativity

(being imaginative, innovative)

Economic Security

(a sense of financial well being )

Fame

(being famous, well known)

Family Happiness

(harmony, caring and respect for family members)

Freedom

(independence, autonomy)

Friendship

(A sense of  closeness and trust with others

Health

( physical and mental well being)

Helpfulness

(assisting others, improving society)

Inner Harmony

(being at peace with oneself)

Integrity

(honesty, sincerity, standing up for beliefs)

Involvement

(participating with others, belonging)

Loyalty

(duty, respectfulness, compliance with rules)

Order

(tranquility, stability, conformity)

Personal Development

(use of potential and development of skills)

Pleasure

(fun, laughs, a leisurely life-style)

Power

(control, authority or influence over others)

Recognition

(respect for others authority and status)

Religion/Spirituality

(strong beliefs, closeness to supreme being)

Responsibility

(accountable for results)

Self-Respect

(pride, sense of personal identity and self-worth)

Wealth

(making money, getting rich)

Wisdom

(understanding life, discovering knowledge)

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