DISCOVER WHAT REALLY MATTERS

What are your true personal values?

Defining your values is the next major step to unlocking your success. Values are those things that really matter to you – the ideas and beliefs you deem to be the most important in your life.

A range of factors, including your background, upbringing, spiritual beliefs, life philosophy and events that you’ve experienced or witnessed will all shape the values you hold. Values have a major influence on your behaviour and serve as broad guidelines to make authentic choices that leave you feeling more content, happy and satisfied as life unfolds. When your actions aren’t in alignment with your values, you find yourself without a sense of achievement or feeling out of control.

The best day of your life is the day on which you decide to own your set of values and live by them.

Do you know what your values are? Are you living your life accordingly?

My top three values

My top three values are health (physical and mental), the happiness of my family, and having a sense of achievement daily. Understanding my values brings absolute clarity to every decision I make.

The characteristics I want to project are calm, confidence and fun. I aim to keep my body strong, to move with purpose, to keep my marriage fun and inspirational, and my business constantly evolving.

In the past, my sense of achievement was gained from doing more – being more efficient and more productive, and succeeding in sport and business. However, it’s evolved to include the more nourishing elements of space, valuing the downtime just as much as the busy times, and realising that even doing simple chores is an achievement Here is an activity that will help you reground yourself in your values, your decision making tool for life, the gateway to your emotional intelligence.

Choose your top 3 values

Select from the list below your top 3 values. Put them up somewhere so you can see them daily, challenge yourself daily with the question “What am I doing today to support these values?”

Here are some words to choose from:
Family Happiness
Self Respect
Health
Generosity
Wisdom
Friendship
Advancement
Spirituality
Affection
Loyalty
Culture
Inner Harmony
Fame
Adventure
Achievement
Involvement
Order
Wealth
Economic Security
Creativity
Energy
Pleasure
Integrity
Freedom
Power
Personal Development
 
Define and commit to living a life on purpose with your values as your guiding light.

 

(Extract taken from The Life Plan, by Shannah Kennedy. Head over to bookdepository.com to order your copy or get in touch with Shannah here to find out about executive coaching options.)

Shannah Kennedy Executive Life Strategist, Best Selling Author, Speaker

Master Life Planner – Clarity, Purpose, Direction with a base of Wellbeing