How to Work Out Your Values: A Simple Exercise 

How to Work Out Your Values: A Simple Exercise 

Now that we’ve discussed the why and how of values in setting and achieving goals from our previous blog, let’s dive into a practical exercise to help you discover your core values. It’s like a treasure hunt, but instead of searching for buried gold, you’re uncovering the golden values that define you. 

Step 1: Choose Your Words 

A great starting point is to select five words that resonate with you. These words should feel significant, almost like they’re tugging at your heartstrings. You might be wondering, “Where do I even begin?” Here’s a helping hand – a list of words from “Your Best Year Yet” by Jinny Ditzler, a goldmine for this kind of soul-searching: 

Step 2: Reflect on Your Choices 

Once you’ve picked your five words, it’s time to dig deeper. For each word, write down why you selected it and why it resonates with you. This is not just a simple exercise in word association – it’s an exploration of your inner self. Ask yourself questions like: 

– Why does this word stand out to me? 

– How does this value manifest in my life? 

– Can I recall a moment where this value significantly influenced my decision? 

This reflection helps you to connect the dots between abstract values and your real-life experiences. 

Example: Applying the Exercise 

Let’s say you chose ‘Compassion’. You might write, “I chose compassion because I find deep fulfillment in understanding and caring for others. This value guides me in my relationships and my professional life, where empathy and understanding are key.” 

By completing this exercise, you’re not just jotting down words; you’re painting a picture of your core self. This self-awareness is a powerful tool in aligning your goals with your values. 

By the end of this exercise, you’ll have a clearer picture of what drives you. These values become your guiding stars, helping to navigate the journey of goal setting and achievement. It’s like having a personal GPS for your life’s journey – one that’s calibrated to your deepest desires and aspirations. Now, with your values in hand, go forth and conquer those goals with newfound clarity and purpose!  

Book Your “Understand Session” with Us 

At the end of this enlightening exercise, if you’re feeling inspired to delve deeper into understanding who you are, what you value, and what challenges and goals you have, we’re here for you.  

We invite you to book an “Understand Session” with us. In this session, we’ll create a space for you to explore more about yourself, uncover your deepest values, and align them with what you wish to achieve. It’s more than just a conversation; it’s a journey into the heart of your aspirations and challenges. 

During the “Understand Session,” we’ll collaboratively work to: 

– Learn more about who you are: Uncover the unique aspects that define you. 

– Discover what you value: Identify what truly matters to you and how it shapes your life. 

– Understand your challenges: Recognise the obstacles that may be hindering your progress. 

– Define your goals: Clarify what you want to achieve for a more focused and fulfilling path forward. 

This session is an opportunity for us to connect with you on a deeper level, offering personalised insights and strategies tailored to your individual journey.   To schedule your “Understand Session,” please book here. We’re excited to be a part of your journey to self-discovery and success! 

We hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and found it useful. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we would love to hear from you and learn from you.  

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January 19, 2024