Naming your core values is a worthy exercise. And there are numerous resources available to help you do just that.
- Brene Brown's Values Exercise which is ever-and-deservedly popular to...
- the incredible work of my friend Jen Hoffman who lovingly fuses values-based living with restorative body work to...
- the more irreverent missives of Mark Manson who encourage us to define our personal values with a Clint Eastwood sneer and a curse word or two in the mix for good measure...
...there's never been an easier time to find amazing resources to support your journey to values-based living.
And, of course, the internet being what it is, there's never been a better time to be overwhelmed by all the awesome that's out there to guide us.
No matter who you choose to learn from along this path, the leaping off point for most of us is the same: naming our fundamental values.
Beginning this kind of soul-searching work here is vital because it stokes this fire from within that helps propel us forward and keeps us living in alignment with our truest selves.
Everything in life feels, if not always easier, always more integrated and true when we are living fully from a place of authenticity.
As Brene Brown shares in Braving The Wilderness...
True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.
Brene Brown, Braving The Wilderness
And naming your core values is the starting point for this rich and deeply rewarding work.
To support you as you begin, I've compiled a list of 111 core values that can use as you gain clarity and take your next steps towards a values-driven, purpose-filled life.
How To Download The List Of Values PDF
You can download the list of values PDF here right now; however, I have to warn you that there is a challenge that comes with simply downloading this values list.
Here's the problem: all it is is a list of words.
Yes, Moira. It's true.
And while it is a good and inspiring list of words, ultimately, it's just a tool. Just 1 tool.
As with other tools, how we wield them is what matters most.
I have so many other resources and exercises that I would love to share with you so you can put this and other tools into practice.
So, if you're game, I'd like to do more than just provide the printable list of values.
Let's Be Friends, Shall We?
If you sign up to receive emails from me, I'll send the list of 111 Core Values To Choose From directly to your inbox.
That way you'll always know where to find it when you need it instead of having to traipse back through the jungle that is the internet to find it.
But, wait, there's more!
I would love to continue to support your journey to a values-driven life by sending along articles and exercises and books and resources that I find really useful in helping me stay on target in life.
Live life like it's a trench run, I say, and pray you're as lucky as Luke.
(Ok, Luke wasn't really lucky. The Force notwithstanding, he had prepared for it his whole life for that moment. But that's a story for another day...)
The point is that, while naming our values is important, moving this list of words from idea into action is the way we begin to live our most authentic life.
And a personal values list that ultimately points you to a values-driven purpose is straight-up magic.
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