What are core values?
Each of us has our own set of core values that’s as unique as our thumbprint.
Core values are the guide, map, or compass of one’s life. Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or an organization.
Why are core values important?
I cannot begin to stress the importance of identifying your core values. Core values lay the foundation for living a purposeful and fulfilled life.
Core values are different than one’s general values in that they run much deeper. Knowing what your core values are is crucial because the very best decisions in life are those made in alignment with our core values. In short, if you want to live your best life, know your core values.
When you know your core values you will have a filter through which to process decisions and opportunities.
Conversely, if you are living a life that is out of alignment with your core values, you will likely experience emotions such as frustration, tension, inner conflict, un-fulfillment, and dissatisfaction. Clearly that is no way to live!
Core Values in Action
My top 5 core values are:
- Solid faith
- Strong marriage/family
- Purposeful career
- Physically fit
- Financially sound
While many values guide my life, these five are the core values through which I process all decisions. When faced with a choice I filter it through the lens of my values and quickly rule out any option that would violate one of my values. Without question, the best decisions I make are those made in alignment with my values.
Your Turn – Core Values Worksheet
So now it is your turn. What are your core values? What are those values that run deep within you, that you know you could not give up? What are those values that your life needs to be in alignment with if you want to live your best life?
Take the FREE Core Values Assessment today. Determine your most important values from a list of over 100 values.
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