Acknowledging and Honoring Personal Values










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Values are deeply held beliefs which we hold as desirable ideals. Our values are constantly changing and rearranging as we go through the different stages of our life. For this reason, it is important that we review them regularly to ensure that our current goals and purpose reflect the values that are most important to us at any given time.

Being clear on our core values ensures that we maintain a meaningful balance in all areas of our life. When there is imbalance between our goals and our values, lack of motivation may result. The only cure for this is to redefine the goal in terms of our values.

Our values also define that person we wish to become. If we do not understand and acknowledge our underlying values, the changes we attempt in life may lead to disappointment and confusion.

The following list of values will help you decide what is really important in your life. The list is a compilation of many lists found online and in books. However, this does not mean that it is complete. There may be values that you hold which have not been included. Use this list as a guideline, and determine which ten values are most important to you.

When reviewing the list of values you may find that there are some which you consider to be negative. Please accept that to someone else these values may be important. No two people will see life in exactly the same way. Please remember: Everyone has an inalienable right to their own values and beliefs.

After creating your list of ten most important values, try to put the list in order of importance. This list can be used to determine if your goals are in balance with your ideals.

Those values listed below in colour represent categories in our Affirmations Directory. Clicking on these words will take you to the appropriate affirmations page. For affirming values in more general terms, please see Values Affirmations.


Acceptance

Achievement (Success)

Adaptability (flexibility)

Advancement (promotion)

Adventure

Affection

Alone time

Authority

Awareness (Mindfulness)

Balance

Beauty

Calmness

Career

Challenge

Change

Cleanliness

Comfort

Communication

Community

Compassion

Competence

Competition

Confidence

Connection

Control

Cooperation

Courage

Creativity

Decisiveness

Duty

Ecological awareness

Effectiveness

Efficiency

Equality

Ethics

Excellence

Excitement

Fairness

Faith

Fame

Family

Financial security

Fitness

Freedom (affirmations coming soon)

Friendship

Fun

Gratitude

Happiness

Health

Helping others

Honesty

Honour

Humour

Image (affirmations coming soon)

Independence

Individuality

Influencing others

Inner peace (see Calmness)

Innovation

Integrity (affirmations coming soon)

Intimate relationship (Love relationships)

Involvement

Job security (Career)

Justice

Kindness (Compassion)

Knowledge

Leadership (affirmations coming soon)

Leisure time

Life partner (see Marriage)

Learning

Location

Love

Loyalty

Meaningful work (see Purpose)

Mental challenge

Mindfulness (see Awareness)

Modesty

Money

Nature

Open mindedness

Optimism

Order

Patience (affirmations coming soon)

Patriotism

Perfection

Physical activity

Physical challenge

Pleasure

Positive thinking

Power

Practicality

Privacy

Progress

Punctuality

Quality of work (see Work)

Quality relationships

Recognition

Reliability

Religion

Reputation

Resourcefulness

Respect for others

Responsibility (see Acceptance)

Romance

Safety

Security

Self-discipline

Self-esteem

Self-improvement

Self-sufficiency

Sensitivity

Service

Simplicity

Skill

Social responsibility

Solving problems (see Problems)

Sophistication

Space

Spirituality (affirmations coming soon)

Spontaneity

Stability

Status (prestige)

Strength

Tact

Teamwork (see Work)

Tenacity (see Determination)

Thrift

Time management

Tolerance

Tradition

Tranquillity (serenity)

Travel

Trust

Truth

Unity

Variety (diversity)

Vitality

Wealth

Wisdom

Working alone
 

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