‘Never Give Up…
Never lose hope,
Always have faith,
It allows you to cope.
Trying times will pass,
As they always do.
Just have patience,
Your dreams will come true.
Spout on a smile,
You’ll live through the pain,
Know it will pass,
And strength you will gain………’
Core values are principles that help you make rational decisions consistently. If you compromise any of your core values you will find it becomes easy to disregard your entire values system. Therefore, you should only deviate from your values system if you have identified that one of the values is no longer applies to you or needs to be changed.
The first step in identifying your core values is defining your identity; including your strengths, weaknesses, preferences and long-term ambitions. When you understand who you are and where you are going it is easier to identify the principles that will help you reach your destination. A person with nothing to achieve is certain to achieve it.
In taking this first step of defining your identity, answer the following questions:
- What are my best qualities?
- What are my weaknesses?
- What am I doing to network?
- What do I enjoy most?
- How can I shape my career goals around what I enjoy?
- What is one achievement I must make in my life?
- How can I change weaknesses to ensure I achieve my long-term goals
The second step in identifying your core values is defining your destiny. Your destiny will be determined by daily choices and the long-term goals you set. Once you have identified the one achievement you most want to make, you need to start mapping a life plan that will get you there. Answering the following questions is a good start:
- What previous experiences will help me arrive at my desired destination?
- How can my current situation help to lead me to my desired destination?
- What will my life look like when I have arrived at my destination?
- Who can help me on my journey?
- What kind of people will I spend time with when I have arrived?
- How will I know when I’ve arrived?
- What does my goal look like, what am I doing, wearing, feeling?
The last step is to define the values that will help you make the right decisions along the journey. When we have solid core values that govern our decision making; we become more judicial. As a result, we are able to align our values and actions in times of crisis and change; giving us an edge over most other people.
Answer the following questions as you begin considering your personal core values:
- What are my real morals?
- How do I know exactly what is right and what is wrong?
- What is of utmost importance to me?
- What values will help me build strong relationships?
If you are struggling with this then try writing down all the qualities you don’t like, these might be about you or someone you know or someone famous, it doesn’t matter. Then turn them around into positive values….. for example, you might not like people who let you down so integrity and honesty might be a core value for you.
If you like what you read, see and feel, I expand on all of this in my fabulous ‘Must Have’ book ~ ‘How To Be Amazing In Your Life’.
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