So what are your values?

day one hundred and sixty four
Creative Commons License photo credit: _Libby_

I was asked what my values are about a week ago, and well I knew but how do you put something like that on paper. Of course the first thing I thought of was my Faith. Then I started panicking. I’m so bad at this type of thing, I needed ideas.

So I asked around and 2 others were kinda in my same boat. LaDonna from Just Our Thoughts sent me some links that talked about finding your values. I later did some research on my own and let me just say, there are a lot of long lists out there.

So I know when you finish this you are gonna do the same thing. Google list of values and see what you come up with. Just remember that you don’t want to get real specific. Think about it like this. You want your list of values to have “Family” not “spending one on one time with my children”. Clear as mud?

One of the things you can do is make a huge list of what you value. Then think of what things go together. If you have 5 things that all go under “Family” then make a new list that’s more Macro than Micro.

My list of values may or may not be the same as yours, but what I do suggest is to take your final list and pick out what the top few are. I picked 3. This isn’t written in stone, but its really not something that you can goof up that bad. You can always change this later if you feel like something doesn’t belong there or something else you didn’t think you valued enough to make your Top Values List.

My Top 3 Values

  1. Faith
  2. Family
  3. Achievement

The driving force in my life, no matter if I have tried to put it on the back burner or not is my faith. My family is second only because I cannot appreciate or love my family without my faith in God. My 3rd value is achievement. As much as I’d like to say it isn’t, that does have some financial undertones, but I do not only want to have financial achievements. I value achieving anything for the first time whether its getting a new plugin to work for my blog or a new recipe that my family loves. I value achievement in a lot of areas of my life.

Please share your values with us.