Values and Why They Are Important Part 2 Determine your own values.
Wendy Mason is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home
This is second post in a short series on values. The first post considered what values and why are they important.
Understanding your own values is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life. Knowing them can guide you in deciding the work you want to do and even how you choose a life partner. Understanding them can help you deal with many of the challenges you will meet through life and how to make the best choice in different situations.
Defining Your Own Values
Defining your own values helps you discover what’s truly important to you.
A good way to to begin to do this is to look back on your life. Now, identify when you felt really good, and really confident that you were making good choices. Then identify the times when you were happiest
Find examples from both your personal/family life and your career. This will give you a balanced view.
Think about what you were you doing and who you were with. What other factors contributed to your happiness?
Think about the times when you were most proud. Why were you proud? What factors contributed to your feelings of pride?
When did you feel most fulfilled and satisfied?
Again, use both work and personal examples.
Now think about the words you would associate with your experience of happiness, pride, and fulfilment.
Aim for about 10 to 15 keywords similar to those on this list below to describe what you valued about the experience
Next time we’ll think about which values are most important to you. You will find the next post at this link on 25/02/14 http://wisewolftalking.com/2014/02/25/values-and-why-they-are-important-part-3-prioritizing-and-affirming-your-own-values/