Do you have a list of personal core values you live your life by?
You maybe thinking “what are personal core values?” or “why would I need that?”
Trust me, I thought that too until one day I asked myself why I constantly felt stuck. I wanted more from life, I had big goals in my mind but I couldn’t seem to find traction to take action and achieve them.
I found myself in the rat race of life. Constantly being reactive to what the world brought me.
You may relate, for example if someone asked for my help I would drop almost anything to help because I wanted to make other people happy. When I started my personal training business I felt guilty for charging people which kept me small for along time because I was not valuing my worth.
I lived life for others, not for myself first.
Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t help out where you can. What I’m saying it that you need to connect with yourself first and give back in areas that fit your core values and align with your goals. If something doesn’t align with your core values you will help that person so much more by declining for two reasons:
- You will not resent the task
- The person asking for help can find the right person that can bring 100% to the task instead of the half effort you would bring by saying yes out of obligation
Do you get where I’m going with this?
By deeply understanding your personal priorities in life and knowing what serves you, you will in turn serve the world in a much better way.
So how do you create personal core values? It is simple but it takes time sitting in silence connecting with yourself. Are you up for it?
Find quiet space where you can dedicate at minimum 30 minutes alone to complete the exercises below.
Answer the following questions:
- When you’re not taking care of yourself how do you show up for others?
- When you’re taking care of yourself how do you show up for others?
- What makes you the happiest in life?
- Why do you do what you do on a daily basis? (example: to support your family, to have the ability to travel, to give back, etc.)
- What do you feel your life purpose is?
- What are your top 5 priorities in life? (example: family, health, faith, etc.)
Now it is time to develop your personal Core Values. Core Values are a list of 2-5 values to live your life by. All your decisions will be made based on how well they align with your personal Core Values.
By creating Core Values and aligning your everyday actions to them you will begin to step into a new confident you. You will have clarity on what opportunities to say yes to and what opportunities to decline in a loving, polite manner.
Core Values will be different from person to person, there is no right or wrong and they will evolve as you continue to develop.
Start with a list of words that have deep meaning to you then develop 3-5 statements that will become your Personal Core Values.
A few personal core value examples are:
- I nourish my mind body and soul with healthy food, exercise,sufficient sleep, positive people and information to function at an optimal level.
- I give back 10% of my earnings to the local community as a service to help others.
- I put my family first, before committing to opportunities I ask, “will this benefit my family?”
This is part of the deep dive self development work we will be doing at the Gorgeous Strength Summit so grab your tickets today to start elevating your life and attracting success.
The Gorgeous Strength Facebook community and I are your accountability partners so when you complete your core values, share them with us so we can hold you accountable to your goals in life.
Have a beautiful day and make something amazing happen today.