3 EASY WAYS ON HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR VALUE SET
HOW TO IDENTIFY YOUR VALUE SET
Everyone has values! Including you. Values are the principles an individual hold important. The thing is values don’t apply only to our personal lives, but also to our professional lives.
An individual needs to know what his or her values are. A lot of people believe that whenever the things you do goes in line with your values, then you feel like everything is going on fine but when the reverse is the case, you end up being unsettled or frustrated and you seem not to know why.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ME TO IDENTIFY MY VALUES?
Identifying one's value help the individual to make a decision as well as choices that affect the wellbeing of the person. Identifying your value can give you direction when you get to a point when you're not sure of what to do or what you need. Values are what gives meaning to life.
Now the question at this point should be – HOW DO I IDENTIFY MY VALUE SET?
MAKE A LIST
Try to make a list of things that are important to you. Doing this off the top of your head might be difficult, so to make it easy, you have to think back to the time where you felt confident and fulfilled, and try to remember the experience that brought about such feeling and why such experience could bring that feeling.
NARROW YOUR LIST DOWN
After having a list of the things that are important to you, maybe 10 20, now you have to pick at least 3 or 4 of which are most important to you. To achieve this, you can write down the list according to the order of importance.
If you find it difficult to select one, then you should try to choose which of them you can do without and which you can’t do without. Discard the ones that end at the bottom of the list, do this until you're left with 3 or 4. At this point, you should feel proud and satisfied with your choice.
MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
Now you’ve successfully selected and prioritized your values, its time to put them to work. Place the list somewhere you can see them all the time and ask yourself regularly how the decisions you’ve make matches up with your values.
When you need to make decisions that are important or trick, you should look at your list of values and imagine the outcome of each if you make your decision based on them. You should also try to align your values with the decision you’ve made or the ones you're looking to make instead of working against them.
Identifying your core value set and the order of which they are important to you can be beneficial to making a personal decision and professional decision.
As described above, start by scoring your values, then imagine what your mind will be like months and years to come using your values set.
This process of identifying your value set will bring you to a new level of clarity in your decision-making process.