Here’s an awesome free personal development worksheet to help you Identify Values.
Why is this important?
You have a set of personal values that motivate you towards a certain mission in life. Your values, are what you believe are important, in the way you live. Values can range from family traditions, to more everyday values in work situations such as punctuality and reliability, and then there are personal values that are psychological such as self-respect, kindness towards others and having a life purpose.
Everyone has their own unique personal values that guide them. You can see this in action when we consider successful people who are driven by their values and beliefs. For instance, someone whose value is to make a difference in people’s lives would be drawn to becoming a counsellor or teacher. Another person who might have values about children’s rights becomes successful in a career of social work. On the other hand, if a person has strong family values, but works a 60 hour work week it is likely they will feel a lot of pressure and stress.
If your life focus is different than your core values you will feel dissatisfied and frustrated. It’s important to ensure that your values determine your priorities. When you do things that aligned with your personal values you’re feeling content and satisfied. It’s much easier to make decisions once you’ve identified your values. Life goes much more smoothly.
In this free personal development worksheet you’ll become more deeply familiar with your values.
Take some time to list your values in order of importance. For instance, if you believe that family is of utmost importance then rank that value as #1, and so on. You might like to circle the values that first stand out for you as important and then list those main ones from 1 to 10 as #1 being your top value. Sometimes you’ll find that a few values nearly rank the same – and that’s ok. Remember, everyone has different values and ideas of what’s most important to them. No one is wrong. Everyone is different. The idea is to first identify your values and then determine how they play a role in your life. Do your daily activities support what you value?