How To Define Your Core Values

core values

Today we’re talking about how to define your core values.
Now I’m sure for some of you you’re thinking of “corporate core values”.

Well… that’s not what we’re talking about today.

We’re talking about your personal core values, your personal culture.

Let me start off by defining what core values are.
These are the things that you value so much that you filter your life through them. These are things that are so important to you, that are such a high value to you, that you should be filtering your life through them.
You should be making decisions based off of them.
This seems like a no-brainer, but the problem is when we don’t understand what our core values really are and we end up filtering life through things  that are not healthy.

Here’s some of the benefits of listening to the show today:

  • Why you should have personal core values
  • How to have guard rails for your life
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy values
  • How to have more directions and energy in your life
  • How your values are vital in making decisions every day
  • Your decision-making process
  • What your leadership has to do with values
  • Why God should be your number one value
  • How to come up with your core values
  • How to filter your life through your values

 

Question: What’s your top core value? Why?

4 thoughts on “How To Define Your Core Values”

  1. It seems like it is easy enough to categorize your core values. A little introspection and some discussion with trusted friends and you are done.

    The hard part is disciplining yourself to filter your decisions/actions through this list of values. I can’t count the number of times I have looked back and different decisions I have made and realized I had not even stopped to think about whether they fit in my value structure.

  2. I genuinely feel that a lot of people that are experiencing unhappiness and a lack of direction, is due to two things:

    1) They are not consciously aware of what their core values are
    2) They are not aligned with those core values.

    So, it’s mega important that people make time to establish what is meaningful to them in life, identify what those particular people, places or things give them and find the individual core values that relate to them.

    Once they have taken action and completed this, then it will provide a lot more clarity for them in regards to where they want to go, what they want to do and who they want to be with.

    1. I definitely agree that once someone has a great understanding of their Core Values, they can use them as a filter to drive decision making and direction. Happiness however, will always be a choice no matter where you are in life.

      Thanks for the input Sam!

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