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Values Exploration


Welcome to the Values Awareness Explorations into the core values that shape your identity, aspirations, and actions in the various roles you play in life. As you embark on this journey of self-discovery, we invite you to delve deep into the essence of who you truly want to be, regardless of the roles you assume—be it a professional, a skilled individual, a parent, a spouse, a sibling, or a colleague.

Values are the fundamental principles that guide our decisions, shape our behaviors, and influence how we interact with the world around us. They are the compass that points us in the right direction and helps us navigate life’s challenges and opportunities. By gaining awareness of our values, we unlock the power to align our actions with our most authentic selves.

Why is Values Exploration Important?

Awareness of our values is crucial for several reasons:

  1. Authenticity: Understanding our core values allows us to be more authentic in our relationships and interactions. When we act in alignment with our values, we radiate a sense of genuineness and integrity, fostering deeper connections with others.
  2. Clarity of Purpose: Values provide clarity of purpose and help us set meaningful goals in all aspects of life. They serve as a guiding light, leading us toward a purpose-driven life filled with fulfillment and contentment.
  3. Decision-Making: Values are a moral compass when faced with dilemmas and difficult decisions. They provide a framework to evaluate options and make choices that align with our deepest convictions.
  4. Alignment and Harmony: Awareness of our values enables us to seek out environments and relationships that resonate with who we are at our core. This alignment creates a harmonious space where we can thrive and grow.
  5. Personal Growth: As we explore our values, we gain insights into our strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth. This self-awareness empowers us to embark on a journey of continuous self-improvement and personal development.

How to Use Values Awareness Exploration

In the following section, you will find a list of 40 words, carefully curated to encompass a wide range of values that resonate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please take a moment to read through each word and consider its significance to you, considering the roles you play in life and the person you aspire to be within those roles.

Rather than defining your roles explicitly, we encourage you to focus on the essence of who you want to be in each role—how you want to show up, the values you want to embody, and the impact you want to create.

Select the top five words from this list or maybe there are other words that truly capture the core values you wish to embody in each role. These five values will serve as a starting point for your journey of self-awareness, allowing you to align your actions with your deepest convictions and build a life of authenticity and purpose.

Homework: the Curiosity of Values Exploration

Over the next two weeks, we invite you to embark on a curious exploration of your values and how they impact your daily life. The following exercises will deepen your self-awareness and empower you to make intentional choices aligned with your authentic self.

1. Values and Conflict:

Throughout the next two weeks, pay close attention to any moments of frustration, annoyance, or conflict with someone or something. When you encounter such situations, take a pause and ask yourself: “Why does this bother me?” Dive deeper into the root of your emotions and identify the underlying values that may be in conflict. For example, if you find yourself frustrated with a colleague’s lack of punctuality, it might indicate a clash with your value of respect for others’ time and commitments.

2. Values and Joy:

Similarly, be mindful of moments that fill you with joy, pride, or contentment. When you experience these positive emotions, ask yourself: “Why do I feel this way?” Consider the values that these moments align with. For instance, if you feel a sense of pride after successfully completing a challenging project, it might reflect your value of excellence or accomplishment.

3. Values and Relationships:

Take note of the people you associate with during the two-week period. Are you more aligned with individuals who share similar values, or do you find yourself engaging with those who see the world differently? Be open to both scenarios and explore what you can learn from each perspective. When interacting with someone who holds different values, ask yourself: “What can I learn from looking at this topic from their point of view?” Embrace curiosity to understand their motivations and experiences.

4. Reflection and Journaling:

Throughout this journey, journal your observations, insights, and reflections. Record your thoughts on the conflicts or alignments you notice and the emotions they evoke. Use your journal as a space to dive deeper into understanding the significance of your values in shaping your experiences.

5. Embrace the Process:

Remember, this homework is not about reaching definitive answers or judgments. Instead, it’s an invitation to explore and understand the driving forces behind your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Embrace the process with patience and compassion for yourself.

As you embark on this Values Awareness Assessment, remember there are no right or wrong answers. Your values are unique and shaped by your experiences, beliefs, and aspirations. Embrace the process of self-discovery with an open heart and mind, knowing that understanding your values is a powerful step towards living a life of intention and fulfillment.

This exploration will give you valuable insights into the guiding principles that define your best self. Embrace the journey, as it opens the door to a life of authenticity, harmony, and genuine connections with others. Let us begin this transformative exploration together.

AchievementListeningInclusiveSelf-DisciplineSolution Focused
Servant LeaderTeam BuilderStrategic ThinkerWin-WinCompetitive
OrganizedGrowth OrientedRelationships Family / FriendsSocial ResponsibilityWisdom
PatientOpen to New IdeasWell Being (Physical, Emotional, Mental, SpiritualOver ManagingInspiring
IndependenceQualityPrivacyMeaningful WorkEquality
DecisivenessCollaborationInfluencing OthersFast PaceOrder
CompetitionKnowledgeFinancial SuccessSerenityMentoring / Teaching