How to Know Yourself Better
How to Know Yourself Better
When we change and we don’t keep up with defining those changes for ourselves, life doesn’t work as well.
The way we see ourselves in business, relationships, and health can fall by the wayside if clarity is absent.
This simple one step task can have you feeling like new again.
Core values are the words we use when we need to tell ourselves and the world what really matters most to us. It is our “Declaration of Independence” of sorts.
But times change, we gain more experiences that shape our world view, and our old values don’t feel as relevant.
When we can articulate what we stand for it helps us in every aspect in our lives. Reestablishing an updated core values list makes it easier to say Yes to the things in life that matter most and No to the things that don’t.
When I was first going through this exercise some years ago, my core values were more around financial responsibility, performance, balance in life, and accomplishment. As I look back, these are values I still acknowledge for myself but there are many more that explain more clearly my personal mission.
Values more meaningful in my life now are: compassion, love, to be understood and to understand, serve, honor, and respect.
“In order for us to feel fulfilled we need to grow.”
Looking at our core values every few years is the one simple step everyone can do to feel more clarity, peace, and empowerment in their lives.
Taking the time to up level your life will propel you to find people and opportunities that align with who you are as a person today.
Say no to living in the past and say yes to a fresh set of new thoughts and ideas.
Look over these core values below and narrow down the list to your 10 top values first.
Next, look more closely and narrow them down to your top 5 you can’t live without.
Write them down and share them with the people closest to you.
Abundance, Acceptance, Achievement, Adventure, Appreciation, Authenticity, Beauty Bliss, Caring, Cheerfulness, Clarity, Commitment, Compassion, Communication, Cooperation, Confidence, Contentment, Courage, Creativity, Daring, Dedication, Detachment, Determination, Discipline, Discernment, Discrimination, Educate, Embrace, Empathy, Empowerment, Energy, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Faith, Family, Fame, Flexibility, Forgiveness, Freedom, Friendship, Fun, Generosity, Good will, Grace, Gratitude, Growth, Happiness, Harmlessness, Harmony, Healing, Health, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Inclusiveness, Insight, Integrity, Influence, Intelligence, Intimacy, Introspection, Intuition, Joy, Justice, Kindness, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Leisure, Love, Loyalty, Maturity, Money, Open minded, Organize, Passion, Patience, Peace, Positive, Power, Prosperity, Purity, Purpose, Recognition, Relationships, Respect, Romance, Sacrifice, Security, Serenity, Service, Sharing, Silence, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Strength, Status, Support, Surrender, Success, Tradition, Trust, Trustworthiness, Truth, Understanding, Union, Unity, Understanding, Wisdom.