Day 19 – Goals & Values – Opportyounity Advent Calendar
What are your goals in life? Are you chasing the right dreams?
Stating your Values is going to help you find the answer to these questions. The more your goals are aligned with your ethics, the more you will burn for them and really try to accomplish them (of course there are also other reasons in play but this can really change the way you define your goals and give you a different sense of fulfilment).
First: Think of 3 people you admire, look up to or intrigue you in some way. What is it that you like in them? Is it a certain characteristic? Is it something they stand for? Is it their belief system or their accomplishments? Take some time to think about this before moving on to the second exercise.
Second: Go through the list of the “Value-words” and choose 5 or less Values you identify or would like to identify yourself with.
Third: Reflect on the year that has passed and see if you have been living according to your values. What are 2 incidences where you feel you should have acted differently and how can you improve your actions next time, to be more in tune with your beliefs. Also find two events in which you feel proud in your actions, as they align with your values.
Fourth: Think about the upcoming year and your goals. Are they inline with your values? How can you make changes to become more in tune with what you believe in and who you want to be?