Identifying our values is a critical part of making intentional decisions. Try this worksheet if you're feeling like you need some clarity around what is most important to you.
AOriginally published by Katherine (Kit) Prendergast, Career Connections of Sierra Nevada
The following list of 36 values (listed alphabetically) gives you an opportunity to identify which values are truly important to you at this time in your life
First, check off all the values that are important to you - check off as many as you want. Be careful not to check off a value just because you think it “should” be important to you.
Are there other values that are important to you but not on this list? If so, write them down using your own words.
Second, sort the values that you have checked off into the following three categories. Write the # next to the chosen value. A good way to do this is to remember a time in your life when you were the happiest and then ask yourself, “Was this value being fulfilled during this time in my life?”
#1s Must Have in My Work/Personal Life
#2s Nice to Have But Not Necessary
#3s Can Live Without
Third, take your list of “Must Haves” and write them in priority order with the most important one first. Try to limit your number to a maximum of six.
Now you are ready to integrate these “Must Have” values into your career planning. You may want to modify your list as you move through the process which is fine. By incorporating your values into your planning you will be ensuring that you will be working at your very best and be the happiest. Enjoy!