Core Values

Today’s exercise involves my picking out values. 

Here are 10 that resonate with me:

  1. Adventure
  2. Honesty
  3. Connection
  4. Creativity
  5. Empathy
  6. Fun
  7. Genuineness
  8. Happiness
  9. Respect 
  10. Responsibility 

Now rank them in order of importance: 

  1. Honesty
  2. Respect 
  3. Adventure
  4. Creativity
  5. Connection
  6. Genuineness 
  7. Responsibility
  8. Empathy
  9. Fun
  10. Happiness 

Look at the list and remove those that you want to have but don’t come easy. These are things to aspire to, but not markers of who you are. 
Well, then I’d likely remove Happiness, Connection, and Fun for right now. I’m a good time chaser, but lots of times I fall flat. 

Are you living any of these words for someone else? Then they’re no values of yours. 
I don’t think I am, at least. 

Look again at your list. Which values showed up when you were a kid? Keep those on your list. 
Well, happiness, fun, and creativity were on the list. The others I picked up as an adult or going into adulthood. I had to otherwise, I wouldn’t grow up. 


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