Your values are the things that you believe are important. Both with your personal and professional life. They ideally should determine your priorities and they also act as a good measure to help understand where your life is going. As an insight, when the things that you do and the way you behave matches your values, life is usually great, meaning you’re satisfied and happy. But when these don’t align with your personal values, that’s when things just don’t feel right and you may feel dissatisfied and unhappy.

To find your values start by answering the below questions:

Think about a time when something bothered you. What was it exactly? And Why?

Think about a time when you have been fulfilled and happy. What was the situation? How did you feel?

Think about a time when you have been proud. When was it? What feedback did you receive?

Now start to pull out value words or find value words from answers. (Theses could be: compassion, community, family and independence, see the table below) You ideally should find around 8 to hit the sweet spot.

HERE IS A VALUES LIST!

  • Abunadance
  • Acceptance
  • Accessibility
  • Accomplishment
  • Accuracy
  • Achievement
  • Acknowledgement
  • Activeness
  • Adaptability
  • Adoration
  • Adroitness
  • Adventure
  • Affection
  • Affluence
  • Aggressiveness
  • Agility
  • Alertness
  • Altruism
  • Ambition
  • Amusement
  • Anticipation
  • Appreciation
  • Approachability
  • Articulacy
  • Assertiveness
  • Assurance
  • Attentiveness
  • Attractiveness
  • Audacity
  • Availability
  • Awareness
  • Awe
  • Balance
  • Beauty
  • Being the best
  • Belonging
  • Benevolence
  • Bliss
  • Boldness
  • Bravery
  • Brilliance
  • Buoyancy
  • Calmness
  • Camaraderie
  • Candor
  • Capability
  • Care
  • Carefulness
  • Celebrity
  • Certainty
  • Challenge
  • Charity
  • Charm
  • Chastity
  • Cheerfulness
  • Clarity
  • Cleanliness
  • Clear-mindedness
  • Cleverness
  • Closeness
  • Comfort
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Completion
  • Composure
  • Concentration
  • Confidence
  • Conformity
  • Congruency
  • Connection
  • Consciousness
  • Consistency
  • Contentment
  • Continuity
  • Contribution
  • Control
  • Conviction
  • Conviviality
  • Coolness
  • Cooperation
  • Cordiality
  • Correctness
  • Courage
  • Courtesy
  • Craftiness
  • Creativity
  • Credibility
  • Cunning
  • Curiosity
  • Daring
  • Decisiveness
  • Decorum
  • Deference
  • Delight
  • Dependability
  • Depth
  • Desire
  • Determination
  • Devotion
  • Devoutness
  • Dexterity
  • Dignity
  • Diligence
  • Direction
  • Directness
  • Discipline
  • Discovery
  • Discretion
  • Diversity
  • Dominance
  • Dreaming
  • Drive
  • Duty
  • Dynamism
  • Eagerness
  • Economy
  • Ecstasy
  • Education
  • Effectiveness
  • Efficiency
  • Elation
  • Elegance
  • Empathy
  • Encouragement
  • Endurance
  • Energy
  • Enjoyment
  • Entertainment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Excellence
  • Excitement
  • Exhilaration
  • Expectancy
  • Expediency
  • Experience
  • Expertise
  • Exploration
  • Expressiveness
  • Extravagance
  • Extroversion
  • Exuberance
  • Fairness
  • Faith
  • Fame
  • Family
  • Fascination
  • Fashion
  • Fearlessness
  • Ferocity
  • Fidelity
  • Fierceness
  • Financial
  • independence
  • Firmness
  • Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Flow
  • Fluency
  • Focus
  • Fortitude
  • Frankness
  • Freedom
  • Friendliness
  • Frugality
  • Fun
  • Gallantry
  • Generosity
  • Gentility
  • Giving
  • Grace
  • Gratitude
  • Gregariousness
  • Growth
  • Guidance
  • Happiness
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Heart
  • Helpfulness
  • Heroism
  • Holiness
  • Honesty
  • Honor
  • Hopefulness
  • Hospitality
  • Humility
  • Humor
  • Hygiene
  • Imagination
  • Impact
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Industry
  • Ingenuity
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Insightfulness
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence
  • Intensity
  • Intimacy
  • Intrepidness
  • Introversion
  • Intuition
  • Intuitiveness
  • Inventiveness
  • Investing
  • Joy
  • Judiciousness
  • Justice
  • Keenness
  • Kindness
  • Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Liberation
  • Liberty
  • Liveliness
  • Logic
  • Longevity
  • Looking good
  • Love
  • Loyalty
  • Majesty
  • Making a difference
  • Mastery
  • Maturity
  • Meekness
  • Mellowness
  • Meticulousness
  • Mindfulness
  • Modesty
  • Motivation
  • Mysteriousness
  • Nature
  • Neatness
  • Nerve
  • Obedience
  • Open-mindedness
  • Openness
  • Optimism
  • Order
  • Organization
  • Originality
  • Outlandishness
  • Outrageousness
  • Passion
  • Peace
  • Perceptiveness
  • Perfection
  • Perkiness
  • Perseverance
  • Persistence
  • Persuasiveness
  • Philanthropy
  • Piety
  • Playfulness
  • Pleasantness
  • Pleasure
  • Poise
  • Polish
  • Popularity
  • Potency
  • Power
  • Practicality
  • Pragmatism
  • Precision
  • Preparedness
  • Presence
  • Privacy
  • Proactivity
  • Professionalism
  • Prosperity
  • Prudence
  • Punctuality
  • Purity
  • Realism
  • Reason
  • Reasonableness
  • Recognition
  • Recreation
  • Refinement
  • Reflection
  • Relaxation
  • Reliability
  • Religiousness
  • Resilience
  • Resolution
  • Resolve
  • Resourcefulness
  • Respect
  • Rest
  • Restraint
  • Reverence
  • Richness
  • Rigor
  • Ritual
  • Sacredness
  • Sacrifice
  • Sagacity
  • Saintliness
  • Sanguinity
  • Satisfaction
  • Security
  • Self-control
  • Selflessness
  • Self-reliance
  • Sensitivity
  • Sensuality
  • Serenity
  • Service
  • Sexuality
  • Sharing
  • Shrewdness
  • Significance
  • Silence
  • Silliness
  • Simplicity
  • Sincerity
  • Skillfulness
  • Solidarity
  • Solitude
  • Soundness
  • Speed
  • Spirit
  • Spirituality
  • Spontaneity
  • Spunk
  • Stability
  • Stealth
  • Stillness
  • Strength
  • Structure
  • Success
  • Support
  • Supremacy
  • Surprise
  • Sympathy
  • Synergy
  • Teamwork
  • Temperance
  • Thankfulness
  • Thoroughness
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thrift
  • Tidiness
  • Timeliness
  • Traditionalism
  • Tranquility
  • Transcendence
  • Trust
  • Trustworthiness
  • Truth
  • Understanding
  • Unflappability
  • Uniqueness
  • Unity
  • Usefulness
  • Utility
  • Valor
  • Variety
  • Victory
  • Vigor
  • Virtue
  • Vision
  • Vitality
  • Vivacity
  • Warmth
  • Watchfulness
  • Wealth
  • Willfulness
  • Willingness
  • Winning
  • Wisdom
  • Wittiness
  • Wonder
  • Youthfulness