This is the second of my three-part series The Power of Core Values. You can read the first part here and check back for the third part soon.
In part 1 of the Power of Core Values Series, I highlighted the differences between goals, strengths, and values. Now, let's learn why it's important to identify your core values.
Why take the time and energy to identify your core values?
The process may seem overwhelming, and you may not even know where to start. I get it!
First of all, let me assure you that identifying your core values does not have to be a difficult process.
It can be done fairly simply and quickly because it's based on you and what you know to be true about yourself.
Once you identify your core values, you can begin to feel and see the benefits almost immediately.
Things will begin to fall into place for you and you'll start to see where you've aligned your life with your values and where things are out of sync.
8 Ways Identifying your Core Values Can Help You Live Your Best Life:
Discovering your purpose Knowing your core values helps you determine what is most important to you and what you really want out of life.
Setting your goals Being clear about your values allows you to set goals that align with your values.
Guiding your behavior Your core values allows you to choose behaviors and take actions that align with your true self.
Making decisions When faced with a decision, you can use your core values as a guide to making choices that most reflect you.
Choosing a career When know what matters most to you, it becomes the right career path becomes clear.
Building your confidence Identifying your core values allows you to trust your inner wisdom and be focused on what is most important to you.
Deepening your relationships When you know your core values you can share them with important people in your life which allow for honest and vulnerable conversations.
Discerning what does not align with your values Knowing your values gives you clarity about what is out of sync with what is most important to you and allows you to make informed choices about how you spend your time and energy.
How You Can Start Reaping the Benefits
Now you know the positive impacts of identifying core values, but how can you do it yourself?
Going through this process with a coach is one of the fastest and easiest ways to identify your core values and recognize where you are in sync with them and where you are not.
Join my Seed: Discover Your Inner Wisdom Workshop to identify what matters most to you and to restore joy to your life. You will...
Get clarity about what’s most important to you
Collect tools to align your life with your core values
Learn grounding techniques
Have on-going support structures
Draft a plan that is uniquely yours
Build confidence to begin taking your first steps forward
Discover a sense of wholeness