Explore your values, purpose and goals. Do they fit together?
- Look at what gives you meaning and purpose in life.
- Look at want important to you.
- What do you values?
- What are you willing to do to get on with your life?
Living with stress and worry can often get in the way of living a meaningful life. Do not let yourself drift through life. Do not wait until things are better. That would be a waste. Right now, look for your values and choose your top 5.
Core Values List
Authenticity, Achievement, Adventure, Authority, Autonom
Balance, Beauty, Boldness
Compassion, Challenge, Citizenship, Community, Competency, Contribution, Creativity
Fairness, Faith, Fame, Friendship, Fun
Growth, Happiness, Honesty, Humor
Influence, Inner Harmony, Justice, Kindness, Knowledge
Leadership, Learning, Love, Loyalty, Meaningful Work
Openness, Optimism, peace, Pleasure, Poise, Popularity
Recognition, Religion, Reputation, Respect, Responsibility
Security, Self-Respect, Service, Spirituality, Stability, Success, Status
Trustworthiness, Wealth, Wisdom
Living your values is usually not a focus on when seeking your purpose or setting goals. I want to answer these questions.
What to you really want?
What is important to you?
What do you want to change
How do you want to make a difference in the world?
Read over what you have written. Now look for your values. Write down your top 5.
Write what your purpose could be. Brainstorm again. Keep it short, 3 to 5 words only. Don’t stress with this exercise. Just do your best. It doesn’t have to be purpose. Just brainstorm for 10 minutes.
Example: My purpose is to foster hope and freedom in myself and others.