Start with personal values. Values are defined as “a person’s principles or standards of behaviour; one’s judgment of what is important in life”. It is no wonder then, that values play a large role in the success of setting and achieving goals. If values guide your behaviour, a simple way to make gains in any area of your life is to create goals based on your values.
Not sure what your personal values are? Don’t stress. Check out this list of values and pick out the ones that resonate with you the most. Pick 10, then narrow it to 5, and then arrange them 1-5 in order of priority. Take time to reflect on how these values govern your day-to-day decisions. Are they aligned with your behaviour? Are they apparent in your current goals?
#goalfact: Research has shown that having clarity of your personal values creates higher commitment in your work, even if you are unclear of your organization’s values.
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