LIFE VALUES ASSESSMENT:

1) Personal Development, 2) Health, 3) Enjoyment, 4) Wisdom, 5) Personal Accomplishment, 6) Creativity, 7) Security, 8) Prestige, 9) Expertness, 10) Integrity, 11) Wealth, 12) Independence, 13) Loyalty, 14) Leadership, 15) Location, 16) Friendship, 17) Power, 18) Family, 19) Service, 20) Community

Unfortunately I do not spend as much time focusing on my top five values, as I would like. Most of my days currently are spent working, which does cause personal development and personal accomplishment, however, not in the ways that I would necessarily desire. Also, because of my current schedule my health and enjoyment have suffered. The one good thing about working a lot is that I am focusing a lot on my wisdom. At least in regards to the environment I am constantly dealing with. If I look back on my life though, I used to treat my values as they are listed, with my attention focusing on my more important goals. I need to change my current habits to be more like they were before, unfortunately this may require me to give up some time working, which may not be possible at the moment.

Most of my belief patterns have not been inherited from my family, as we were never close. The one that does stick out though is my work ethic. Which judging by my last paragraph may not be the one that is most important to me, however it is the most prominent in my life (which is interesting). Most goals I have for myself I am constantly in pursuit of achieving. There really are not any that I have yet to pursue. Perhaps this is because I generally set a very limited amount of goals at one given time that way I can focus on them and achieve them, and then I move on to new goals.

Reflection: This assignment gave me reason to think about my own values, which is something I had never done before. Of course I knew that I had values and they were always in the back of my mind as I progressed through my life, but I had never actually sat down to think about them. Never actually classified why I act the way I do until this point. Also, because I did classify my values, i was able to observe that I am not necessarily pursuing what I consider to be the most important values to me. As such, I am now able to focus on what I want in life more, and I hope to keep the values that are most important to me in the front of my mind, and make sure that I am in strife to fulfill those as often as is possible.

Objective: Explore one’s own value system