Once you know and understand your personal values, you can consult them whenever you need to make a key decision. Should you accept the new job you’ve been offered? Should you pursue a new relationship now? How much time should you spend with your family? These can be tough decisions without a clear right or wrong answer. You may choose to answer them differently at different points in your life.

 

If you haven’t read the first and second part of  ”How to Live Your Values” series, then I recommend you go and read them first. Reexamining Your Values Now comes the really interesting part. You don’t have to continue living by the same values. You can consciously change them – even radically if desired. You can go…

 

If you haven’t read the first part of  “How to Live Your Values” series, then I recommend you go and read it first. Eliciting Your Values Here is a step-by-step method to create your own personal values hierarchy. I want to warn you that this can be a time consuming process, and it will require…

 

I call the following list “Potential Values List”. Because this values list is merely a guide. It is lengthy and contains many synonyms but is certainly not exhaustive. There may be a lot of other values, as well.

 

I’ve read many books that stress the importance of understanding your personal values, getting clear about what’s most important to you in life, and how to live your values. But at the time of this writing, I haven’t yet come across a source that covers this incredibly useful concept with sufficient depth. Most of the values coverage I’ve read takes you through a process of eliciting your current values and then leaves it at that. But I want to take you much deeper into this rich subject and show you how to intelligently connect your values to your goals.

 

Whenever you attempt to learn something new, go into it with the expectation that you’re eventually going to master it, however long that will take. Expecting mastery is a key to success. Think of yourself as a top pro in training.