What Are Personal Values and Do They Matter?

Values continue to be an important part of our lives.

But do you know what your core personal values are and understand how they impact you and those closest to you?

Personal values continue to be important for many reasons, both at work and at home. It is more relevant than ever to continue to elaborate on this core aspect of your motivations, decision-making process and behaviours.

I have written about values beforeUnderstanding your own set of personal values can be a powerful tool. Increased self-awareness and knowledge of what is most important to you can help to identify how you act. They also help you to discover what motivations drive you and why you react to particular events or situations more than others.

CoachStation: Personal Values and Leadership Development

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Situations, leaders and cultures sometimes challenge your values. Often in the workplace and in relationships we are asked to compromise on those things that matter most to us.

Too much compromise however, can make you feel as though something fundamental is amiss.

Your personal values are a central part of who you are – and who you want to be. By becoming more aware of these important factors in your life, you can use them as a guide to make the best choice in any situation. Some of life’s decisions are really about determining what you value most.

They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to.

When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you’re satisfied and content. But when these don’t align with your personal values, that’s when things feel… wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness. This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important. (1)

Watch our latest CoachStation Leadership video below to learn more about personal values…

References:

(1) What Are Your Values?: MindTools

One thought on “What Are Personal Values and Do They Matter?

  • Definitely agree with the points you make. Knowing your values takes introspection which is very spiritual even if it doesnt feel like it! I’m going to pass this article along. Thanks again

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