Discovering Your Values to Help You Set Meaningful Goals (Day 2 to Unlock Your Full Potential) To set meaningful goals, your source of inspiration is actually simpler than you think: your values! Our own personal values help us grow and develop and allow us to create the future we want to experience. Outlining the areas of life most important to you will help you set goals that are most attuned to your needs.

7 Areas of Life

According to performance and behavioral specialist, Dr. John Demartini, these are 7 areas of life in which the average person finds value.

  1. Mental
  2. Physical
  3. Social
  4. Family
  5. Spiritual
  6. Financial
  7. Vocational

Simple, Right?

Think you already have an idea of what values are first on your list? Here’s why we say “think.” Sometimes, it can be hard to see our values clearly—we’re so immersed in them on our day-to-day that we tend to oversimplify. However, when we talk about values, we’re not just talking about what we like the most or what we think we should value most. In fact, many of us are surprised when we realize our true priorities. Here’s how you can figure out what you truly value and prioritize in your life.

Surprise

So… what were your results? Are they the same as you thought in the beginning? In most cases, the answer is no. The second set of results are your true values at this time in your life. Cool, right? And it’s important to note—just because something is at the end of your list doesn’t mean you don’t value it. In fact, it means it is most likely something you already feel stable or comfortable with. Your top values are usually things you feel you actively need to work on.

On Day 3, we will begin working through these values, using them to assess our most important goals.

“When we fail to conceptualize strong goals, our lives are determined by others.” – Dr. John Demartini

Onward! Move on to Day 3.
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