finding your values

In the Define phase of Life Experience Design, take inventory of what you know about yourself to date. When you are clear about who you are, you can identify ways of moving towards your bigger picture that is meaningful to you.

Below, you’ll find a list of values that you can incorporate into the guiding principles section of your notebook. Write down those that resonate with you. Compare those on your short-list against each other until you have 3 that you feel strongest about.

Another resource to learn more about why values are important: Chris Guillebeau-Creating and Living by Your Own List of Values on (in Psychology Today)

List of Values (from Time Thoughts)

  • Here is the list:

  • Abundance

  • Acceptance

  • Accountability

  • Accomplishment

  • Accuracy

  • Achievement

  • Acknowledgement

  • Adaptability

  • Adventure

  • Affection

  • Aggressiveness

  • Agility

  • Alertness

  • Ambition

  • Anticipation

  • Appreciation

  • Assertiveness

  • Attentiveness

  • Audacity

  • Awareness

  • Balance

  • Beauty

  • Belonging

  • Blissfulness

  • Boldness

  • Bravery

  • Brilliance

  • Calm

  • Candor

  • Carefulness

  • Caring

  • Certainty

  • Challenge

  • Change

  • Charity

  • Cheerfulness

  • Clarity

  • Cleanliness

  • Collaboration

  • Comfort

  • Commitment

  • Communication

  • Community

  • Compassion

  • Competence

  • Competition

  • Concentration

  • Confidence

  • Connection

  • Consciousness

  • Consistency

  • Contentment

  • Content over fluff

  • Continuity

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Contribution

  • Control

  • Conviction

  • Convincing

  • Cooperation

  • Courage

  • Courtesy

  • Creativity

  • Curiosity

  • Daring

  • Decisiveness

  • Delight

  • Dependability

  • Desire

  • Determination

  • Devotion

  • Dignity

  • Diligence

  • Discipline

  • Discovery

  • Discretion

  • Diversity

  • Drive

  • Duty

  • Eagerness

  • Education

  • Effectiveness

  • Efficiency

  • Elation

  • Elegance

  • Empathy

  • Encouragement

  • Endurance

  • Energy

  • Enjoyment

  • Enthusiasm

  • Equality

  • Excellence

  • Excitement

  • Experience

  • Expertise

  • Exploration

  • Expressiveness

  • Fairness

  • Faith

  • Fame

  • Family

  • Fidelity

  • Flexibility

  • Flow

  • Focus

  • Forgiveness

  • Fortitude

  • Freedom

  • Friendship

  • Frugality

  • Fun

  • Generosity

  • Giving

  • Going the Extra Mile

  • Goodness

  • Grace

  • Gratitude

  • Growth

  • Guidance

  • Happiness

  • Harmony

  • Hard Work

  • Health

  • Helpfulness

  • Heroism

  • Holiness

  • Honesty

  • Honor

  • Hopefulness

  • Hospitality

  • Humility

  • Humor

  • Imagination

  • Independence

  • Influence

  • Ingenuity

  • Inner Peace

  • Innovation

  • Insightfulness

  • Inspiration

  • Integrity

  • Intelligence

  • Intensity

  • Intimacy

  • Intuitiveness

  • Inventiveness

  • Investing

  • Joy

  • Justice

  • Kindness

  • Knowledge

  • Leadership

  • Learning

  • Liberty

  • Logic

  • Longevity

  • Love

  • Loyalty

  • Love

  • Making a difference

  • Mastery

  • Maturity

  • Meaning

  • Merit

  • Mindfulness

  • Modesty

  • Money

  • Motivation

  • Non-violence

  • Openness

  • Opportunity

  • Optimism

  • Order

  • Organization

  • Originality

  • Outcome Orientation

  • Outstanding Service

  • Passion

  • Peace

  • Perceptiveness

  • Perseverance

  • Persistence

  • Personal Growth

  • Pleasure

  • Poise

  • Positive Attitude

  • Power

  • Practicality

  • Precision

  • Preparedness

  • Presence

  • Preservation

  • Privacy

  • Proactivity

  • Progress

  • Prosperity

  • Punctuality

  • Quality

  • Quiet

  • Rationality

  • Recognition

  • Relationships

  • Reliability

  • Religion

  • Resourcefulness

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Righteousness

  • Risk-Taking

  • Romance

  • Safety

  • Security

  • Selflessness

  • Self-esteem

  • Seriousness

  • Service

  • Simplicity

  • Sincerity

  • Skill

  • Speed

  • Spirit

  • Stability

  • Strength

  • Style

  • Systemization

  • Teamwork

  • Timeliness

  • Tolerance

  • Tradition

  • Tranquility

  • Trust

  • Truth

  • Unity

  • Variety

  • Well-Being

  • Wisdom