Before you start, some food for thought: Research has shown that there is not a set of professional values and personal values. We only have one set. We don’t shift our values based on context.

  1. Determine your core values.

From the list below, choose and write down every core value that resonates with you. Do not overthink your selections. As you read through the list, simply write down the words that feel like a core value to you personally. If you think of a value you possess that is not on the list, be sure to write it down as well.

Abundance Acceptance Accountability Achievement Advancement Adventure

Advocacy

Ambition Appreciation Attractiveness Autonomy

Balance

Being the Best

Benevolence Boldness

Brilliance

Calmness

Caring

Challenge

Charity Cheerfulness Cleverness Community Commitment Compassion Cooperation Collaboration Consistency Contribution Creativity

Credibility

Curiosity

Daring

Decisiveness Dedication Dependability Diversity

Empathy Encouragement Enthusiasm

Ethics

Excellence Expressiveness Fairness

Family

Friendships Flexibility

Freedom

Fun

Generosity

Grace

Growth

Flexibility

Happiness

Health

Honesty

Humility