|Ability to make decisions and implement them||Ability to persuade and influence others||Achieving excellence|
|Achieving fame and recognition||Adventure and excitement||Behaving ethically|
|Being challenged by pressures and deadlines||Being organized and dependable||Being skilled and capable|
|Building a family||Building meaningful relationships with others||Competition with others|
|Contributing to society||Cooperation with others||Demonstrating expertise|
|Diversity in daily tasks||Doing something meaningful||Efficient and effective|
|Enjoying what you do||Environmental rights||Establishing a reputation|
|Expressing creativity||Feeling excited and stimulated by life||Feeling independent|
|Feeling of belonging and community||Feeling of inner harmony||Feeling of patriotism|
|Financial security||Financial wealth||Free speech/human rights|
|Freedom to set your own pace and goals||Having a feeling of security||Having power and control|
|Having privacy||Helping those in need||Religion and/or spirituality|
|Leading others to success||Moving at a fast pace||Moving at a slow pace|
|Sense of accomplishment||Serving the public||Spontaneity|
|Truth and integrity||Working as part of a team||Working individually|
We cannot focus on too many things at one time and remain effective, which is essential for self-leaders. Look at the ten values you selected and select the five that are most important to you. Cross the others off. Be firm with yourself if you need to be. Remember, you are focusing on what is really important to you.
Next, reduce the list to just three values. These are the things at your very core. Cross the other two off your list. Put circles around the three items that are your core values.
Step Two: Define Your Values – (On your own)
Now, outline what success for each of those values would look like.
Step Three: Put It All Together
Finally, bring the three statements together into one paragraph. You may feel that you need to go back and re-evaluate your values, or you may want to re-work some sentences to create what is meaningful to you. That’s OK! Above all, this should be a reflection of your innermost thoughts and a roadmap for how you would like to conduct your life.
Use some time to write out your vision statement.