‘Personal Values are what motivate people’s actions and give them a sense of guiding principles in their lives.’ as per google definition on what are personal values.
My personal values include:
Creativity and Progress: So, I can never engage in an activity that does not stimulate my creativity, where I can see tangible results.
Honesty: I can never have people in my life that I cannot trust. I value honesty and transparency in all my relationships at work and personal.
Efficiency: To be productive, work smart and see results.
You measure everything in life against what you stand for. Your personal set of values. I learnt a very valuable lesson during therapy last year.
There is a certain person in my life who I fundamentally disagree with. The choices she makes and her view on life. However, I discovered that her decisions have nothing to do with me. That I am offended by them because they go against my personal values and it does not make it wrong. It’s just not what I would do.
This freed me hey and I had such a huge come to Jesus moment. Now I see her differently.
Examine your personal values. Ask yourself questions like:
- What rules or principles have you’ve set for yourself? Lines you will never cross?
- What traits do you value in other people that you aspire to be like?
- What environment do you feel the most fulfilled in?
- What effect do you have on other people?
- How do you react to difficult situations?
Write down the answers and identify the core traits that are a true reflection of who you are.
You might begin to understand many things about yourself better.