Map Your Values

Purpose – Activity: Map Your Values

“Value” is a word that carries multiple levels of meaning. The ultimate measure of our effectiveness is the value we create. The ultimate measure of our satisfaction is the value we feel. The ultimate measure of our character is the values we embody. -Tony Schwartz in “The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working.”

Value Definitions:

  1. the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
  2. a person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.

Personal values are subjective and can vary. You might place a high value on art or humor, while others may value something else. A Value Words list (pdf) can help pinpoint your top values.

Work values are the things you value in a work environment.

Core values have intrinsic worth and are fairly universal among cultures and religion. The Six Pillars of Character at Josephson Institute are examples of core values.

In The Map Your Values exercise at Choosing Goals you think about what would add value to your life in different areas. The value words are the qualities that will most improve your life if increased.

A value statement can be a mission statement or a Unique Selling Proposition that clearly pinpoints what you do and why.

More ways to clarify values

This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

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