To look at your values is Part Five of Ten Steps to Discover U. Learn about different types of values and how to clarify them with resources at Map Your Values, one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development. Learn more about how to create a value statement and how to develop character. Find links to online tools to clarify values at List.ly.
It’s good to know what you value or think important, but to value art for example, is an opinion that can vary and may change. Core values are qualities that are universally accepted and unchanging. Many are based on respect and responsibility for ourselves and for others.
Find examples of values at the websites below, and select those that are most important to you.
- Character Counts Six Pillars of Character
- SCANS Personal Qualities
- Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues
- Emotional Competency-Values
Find examples of values in action. Look at how others have demonstrated values in their lives. How has the quality been illustrated in biographies, books, movies and quotations?
Find ways to apply what you have discovered. Plan to develop the personal qualities that you have chosen.
- Discover your heroes
- Identify your strengths
- Explore your skills
- Examine your beliefs
- Look at your values
- Develop a mission statement
- Learn about your personality and interests
- Think about your talents and goals
- Tell your story
- Express yourself