How aware are you of your life priorities? Did you know that they reflect your personal values? What is a personal value? Simply put, it is something that is important to you in life. Values require stopping, focusing, deep reflection, and being honest with yourself. If you don't know where you're going, it doesn't really matter which road you choose. And well-thought-out personal values greatly simplify life and make setting life priorities easy. Also making decisions - especially in difficult situations. You could say that clarity about your life priorities protects you from making costly mistakes.
Self-coaching on Priorities in Life
Values represent qualities that we consider important and worth pursuing in life. They give meaning and determine our opinions, choices, and behaviors. Values are central to our identity and motivate us to make choices based on the image of the person we want to be. People who are aware of their core values behave in ways that reflect those values, even in the face of adversity.
For example, a person whose key value is courage is likely to be active and seek new challenges despite the risk of failure or rejection. One of her priorities in life may be discovering the world, traveling, and learning new things.
A person whose key value is honesty will be guided by it despite the hardships of a given situation or against the temptation to achieve an easy but unethical profit.
Living your values means knowing what you stand for and what you disagree with. It also means consistently acting in a way that aligns with your values.
When your actions match your values, your life becomes simpler, inner peace comes, and you achieve a higher level of contentment.
Discovering our personal values is a dynamic process through which we learn to understand and name the things that are important to us in life. Contemplation of transience, impermanence, and unpredictability of human life can accelerate and facilitate the discovery of one's key values.
Well-worked personal values and clearly defined life priorities become a compass that begins to gracefully lead us through life. And then it is much easier to set goals and plan their implementation.
As Caterina Fake said: "Too often people work hard on the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard."
And Friedrich Nietzsche long, long ago (much earlier than Simon Sinek did) said: Whoever has his "why" in life will cope with the "how".
Free pdf e-book on setting priorities in life
The main advantage of the process in this free e-book is simplicity. It is also important that you follow the steps by handwriting. The handwriting process organizes our thoughts. So you will need a pen and some sheets of paper. And peace and quiet, because you will often look inside yourself. In addition to specific instructions, you will also find some examples in the booklet. However, their purpose is not to suggest answers to you, but to help you understand what personal value is and how to recognize it.
After the process is completed, you will receive a list of the 10 most valuable VALUES for you. In addition, they will be ordered in the hierarchy of their importance.
Another advantage of the whole process is that in addition to realizing your personal values and life priorities, you may encounter other very valuable "aha!". If you are honest with yourself, some of them may turn out to be a big surprise.