Exercise: Values

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.”
– Roy Disney

“Values provide perspective in the best of times and the worst.”
– Charles Garfield

“Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.  Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day.”
– Orison Sweet Marden


This exercise will help you write your purpose later on.  To be clear on your purpose, you will need to have your values clear.  Don’t be superficial about this exercise.  You do not want to use “honor words” too lightly, such as “love,” “truthful,” “honesty,” “fairness,” etc.

Work your way beneath the superficial and specify what you mean by your values.

Fairness:  I will contribute to a level playing field in society.
Love for everyone:  I will be positive and express affection.  What are your values?
Nature conservation:  I will not insist on pristine conditions, but on sustainable use of resources.

What are the values that you currently live by?


What are the things you do not want to compromise?

See my YouTube channel for more materials.
You can also buy a hardcopy of the book here on Lulu.com.

Free Workbook: “what do you want to do with your life?”
Allowing Ourselves to Ask the Question

Table of Contents

I. Chapter One: Introduction to Life Planning

II. Chapter Two: Your Past

III. Chapter Three: The Influence Of Generations

IV. Chapter Four: Your Present

V. Chapter Five: Your Future

VI. Chapter Six: Your Alternatives

VII. Chapter Seven: Making The Decision

Leave a Reply