Knowing what you stand for, what’s most important to you, what you value is a defining factor. Knowing your Core Values will always assist you when you face challenges, hard choices and take actions. It’s your short definition.

Choosing words that describe or stand out most to you will help you get started. The list below of possible words is a short list and a great place to start. (contact me for the full list if this is not enough) Choose 5 words that best define what is most important to you, the core of who you are right now. After you are satisfied with your list, choose in order of importance to give you a visual sense of who you are in just a few words.

You may find this can change over time as you grow by designing more of who you want to be. Revisit your list every year to see where you are. You may stand strong in these Core Value throughout your life.

  • Accomplishment/Achievement
  • Adventure
  • Clarity
  • Commitment
  • Community
  • Connecting/Bonding
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Emotional Health
  • Environment
  • Excitement
  • Freedom
  • Fun
  • Harmony
  • Health
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Integrity
  • Internal Power
  • Intimacy
  • Joy
  • Leadership
  • Loyalty
  • Nurturing
  • Openness
  • One with Nature/Outdoors
  • Orderliness/Organization
  • Partnership
  • Personal growth & Learning
  • Privacy/solitude
  • Recognition
  • Romance/Magic
  • Security
  • Self Expression
  • Sensuality
  • Service/Contribution
  • Spirituality
  • Trust

When you face challenges refer to your Core Values. It’s helpful to remind you what is most important to you, who you are and can keep you on track when those shiny objects show up in your life.