In the coaching world, values are referred to as those qualities or interests that you’re naturally drawn to. They’re the realities of life you truly appreciate and are key markers along the road to passion.
Your values come from two sources: What you feel strongly about, and what you are attracted to. When you reconnect with the emotions and interests that are innately and excitingly important to you, your world becomes rich and your purpose becomes clear. You begin to approach life differently, and you respond to situations with greater perspective. You set goals with more clarity and embrace success with an enhanced level of happiness, acceptance, and appreciation.
How do you rediscover your emotional experience and identify the things that attract you? You begin paying attention to the signals you get from your body. Perhaps when you’re excited you get a tingle up your spine or an acceleration of your heartbeat. You might feel butterflies in your stomach or a tickle in your throat. Everyone experiences feelings differently, but we all always encounter some physical sensation along with our emotions.
One Thing to Think About
Your values are expressions of your authenticity, and when you make room for them in your life, you ignite your passion.
One Question to Answer
What are you attracted to? The following questions can help you create your attraction profile.
- What do you like to read?
- How do you like to be entertained?
- What are your favorite pastimes?
- When do you feel most natural?
- What could you teach?
- What brings you joy?
- What is the essence of what you identified?
One Challenge to Take
List your top ten values. Your values are attributes (like self-sufficient, peaceful, assertive, creative, or funny) that describe who you are, what’s important to you and what you put a priority on in life.