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What is my Purpose and Highest Values?

Updated: Jun 21

What are your highest values? Once you can determine what your highest values are then you can start proceeding with figuring out the rest. What will make me happy in life? What is my purpose? What is my goal in life? Feeling lost and just clueless where to start?


“Your Top 5 Values while guide you through life and help you with obtaining your goals.”

Questions:

  1. What do you surround yourself?

  2. How do you spend most of your time?

  3. What energizes you the most?

  4. What do you spend the most of your money on?

  5. Where are you organized and ordered most?

  6. Where are you most reliable, disciplined & focused?

  7. What do you inwardly think about most?

  8. What do you visualize and then realize most?

  9. What do you internally dialogue with yourself about most?

  10. What do you most talk about in social settings?

  11. What inspires you most?

  12. What is your most consistent long-term goal?

  13. What do you love to learn about most?


Examples:

1. What do you surround yourself?

  • Books

  • Plants

  • Art

2. How do you spend most of your time?

  • Work

  • Learning

  • Being in Nature

3. What energizes you the most?

  • Friends

  • Nature

  • Gardening


4. What do you spend the most of your money on?

  • Outdoor Activities

  • Going out to Dinner

  • Traveling


5. Where are you organized and ordered most?

  • My Office

  • Family


6. Where are you most reliable, disciplined & focused?

  • Photography

  • Friends

  • Family


7. What do you inwardly think about most?

  • My Future

  • How can I Improve myself, business, etc.


8. What do you visualize and then realize most?

  • How Everything is Interconnected

  • How much We All Need and Want Help


9. What do you internally dialogue with yourself about most?

  • What Food do we have in the House

  • Work Work Wok

  • How can I Make This Better


10. What do you most talk about in social settings?

  • Friends

  • Family

  • Adventures and Traveling


11. What inspires you most?

  • Art

  • Nature

  • Books


12. What is your most consistent long-term goal?

  • Be Self-Sufficient

  • Have a Green House

  • Love my Career


13. What do you love to learn about most?

  • Art

  • Science

  • Plants



Now What?

Looking at your answers you should see commonalities or repeating themes. What are the Top 5 that repeat? These are your Top 5 Values. These are the things that you can and will not compromise on. If you want to achieve something that does NOT involve your Top 5 Values then it will be almost impossible to complete. Do not worry there is a way to still achieve your goals.

Your Top 5 Values are what you have now and not what you want to obtain. My friend was venting about how she wants to get into shape but can’t ever seem to do so. Exercise is not in her Top 5 Values but her child is. I have a friend that has a child and wants to get into shape but exercise did not fall within her Top 5 Values but she is really beating herself down as she is not getting into shape and has hit a wall. I posed some questions to push her out of her normal thinking and offered ideas. Why not get a stroller and jog while pushing the child? Why not have the child play on the playground while you work out with them in eyesight? How about a bicycle with the trailer for the child? I was providing her all of these options so she could exercise through her highest value.

So if I find a way to combine what are in my Top 5 Values with something I want to achieve it is doable. Your Top 5 Values can change over time too. You need to have it connected to something you enjoy doing. I have went to gyms and got no where. But I started kayaking and love it. I’m outside in nature and get to be immersed while kayaking which is a win win. You want to get into shape but that does not happen to fall within your Top 5 Values then that means you need to incorporate something that is within your Top 5 Values with something that is not so you can get your subconscious to kick in and allow you to complete this task.

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