Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work. They (should) determine your priorities, and, deep down, they’re probably the measures you use to tell if your life is turning out the way you want it to. Finding your value filter gives you a way to determine whether a decision is a “hells yes!” or a “hells no!” quickly and easily.
When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you’re satisfied and content. But when these don’t align with your values, that’s when things feel… wrong. This can be a real source of unhappiness or confusion.
Values exist, whether you recognise them or not. Life can be much easier when you acknowledge your values – and when you make plans and decisions that honour them.
If you value family, but you have to work 70-hour weeks in your job, you will feel internal stress and conflict. If you don’t value competition, and you work in a highly competitive sales environment, you are likely to be dissatisfied in your job. My Value filter™ process will help you to know what is truly important to you AND to always know if something is a YES or a NO for you.
In these types of situations, understanding your values can really help.
When you know your own values, you can use them to make decisions about how to live your life, and you can answer questions like these: