What are core values?

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What are values?

The set of guiding principles we use to form our perceptions and inform our decisions

Where do values come from?

The internalization of our decision-making processes, values, wants, and needs

The values we choose of our own volition to embody

How do I discover my values and choose my core values?

  • Have you ever thought about what your imprinted values are?
  • Which of those do you wish to keep?
  • Which values do you wish to change or discard?
  • Which new values do you aspire to embody?
  • What core values do you want to live by?
  • Imagine yourself at the end of your life. You are on your deathbed, looking back and reflecting on the entirety of a life that was meaningful. You are at peace and without fear to pass on from this world. Describe what you feel.
  • Imagine one of the best moments in your life. A moment when you were full of life and enjoying every second of being alive. Describe what you felt.
  • Imagine writing the story of your final 10 years of life, under a chapter called “my most fulfilling period in life.” You can write anything into your story you wish, and you are only limited by your imagination. Describe what you write and how you feel imagining it.
  • What do you feel?
  • Who is with you?
  • What do you see?
  • What is present for you?

Core values are fluid, and are for each of us to choose

  1. Our values are formed, relative to the experiences we have had in life

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Gabe Kwakyi

Gabe Kwakyi

A curious mind and a passionate personal development coach, specializing in life, career, and business coaching for people in the technology and business fields