Live Your Core Values

1. Determine your core values. From the list below‚ choose and write down every core value that resonates with you. Do not overthink your se‎lection. As you read through the list‚ simply write down the words that feel like a core value to you personally. If you think of a value you possess that is not on the list‚ write it down.
Abundance
Accountability
Adventure
Advocacy
Ambition
Appreciation
Attractiveness
Autonomy
Balance
Being the Best
Benevolence
Boldness
Calmness
Caring
Challenge
ch‎arity
Cheerfulness
Cleverness
Community
Compassion
Collaboration
Consistency
Contribution
Curiosity
Daring
Decisiveness
Dedication
Dependability
Diversity
Encouragement
Enthusiasm
Excellence
Expressiveness
Fairness
Family
Friendships
Freedom
Fun
Generosity
Grace
Growth
Happiness
Honesty
Independence
Individuality
Innovation
Inspiration
Loyalty
Making a Difference
Mindfulness
Originality
Personal Development
Professionalism
Risk Taking
Safety
Security
Service
Spirituality
Stability
Peace
Perfection
Popularity
Power
Preparedness
Proactivity
Professionalism
Punctuality
Relationships
Resourcefulness
Responsibility
Responsiveness
Security
Selflessness
Simplicity
Stability
Success
Teamwork
Thankfulness
Thoughtfulness
Trustworthiness
Usefulness
Versatility
Warmth
Wealth
Well-Being
Zeal
2. Group all similar values together from the list of values you just cr‎eated. Group them in a way that makes sense to you‚ personally. cr‎eate a maximum of five groupings. If you have more than five groupings‚ dr‎op the least important grouping(s). See the example below.
Abundance‚ Growth‚ Wealth‚ Security‚ Freedom‚ Independence‚ Flexibility‚ Peace
Acceptance‚ Compassion‚ InclusivenessIntuitionKindnessLove‚ Making a Difference‚ Open-Mindedness‚ Trustworthiness‚ Relationships
Appreciation‚ Encouragement‚ Thankfulness‚ Thoughtfulness‚ Mindfulness
Balance‚ Health‚ Personal Development‚ Spirituality‚ Well-being
Cheerfulness‚ Fun‚ Happiness‚ Humor‚ Inspiration‚ JoyOptimismPlayfulness
                            
3. Choose one word within each grouping that represents the label for the entire group.Again‚ do not overthink your labels – there are no right or wrong answers. You are defining the answer that is right for you. See the example below – the label chosen for the grouping is bolded.
 
Abundance‚ Growth‚ Wealth‚ Security‚ Freedom‚ Independence‚ Flexibility‚ Peace
Acceptance‚ Compassion‚ InclusivenessIntuitionKindnessLove‚ Making a DifferenceOpen-Mindedness‚ Trustworthiness‚ Relationships
Appreciation‚ Encouragement‚ Thankfulness‚ Thoughtfulness‚ Mindfulness
Balance‚ Health‚ Personal Development‚ Spirituality‚ Well-being
Cheerfulness‚ Fun‚ HappinessHumor‚ Inspiration‚ JoyOptimismPlayfulness
 
4. Add a verb to each value so you can see what it looks like as a actionable core value‚ for example:
Live in freedom.
Seek opportunities for making a difference.
Act with mindfulness.
Promote well-being.
Multiply happiness.
This will guide you in the actions you need to take to feel like you are truly living on purpose.
 
 
5. Finally‚ write your core values in order of priority in your planner‚ so they are available as an easy reference when you are faced with decisions. For example:
1. Live in freedom.
2. Act with mindfulness.
3. Promote well-being.
4. Multiply happiness.
5. Seek opportunities for making a difference.
 
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