Discovering Personal Values – Know Thyself
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A4C's Life Literacy Assignment 1: Discovering Personal Values – Know Thyself
This assignment is meant to explore, discover, define, and develop your personal values as a foundational step in your journey of Life Literacy. By gaining clarity about your values, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your priorities, and the principles that guide you. Find a quiet and comfortable space. Take a few deep breaths to center yourself and create a calm mindset.
Reflect: On various aspects of your life, such as relationships, work, personal growth, and community. Ask yourself:
What are the core principles and beliefs that shape who I am as an individual?
What values do I hold dear?
Brainstorm: Consider ethical principles, qualities you admire in others, and aspects of life that are most important to you.
Start brainstorming a list of values that resonate with you. Write down whatever comes to mind.
Aim for a list of at least 5-10 values, but feel free to include more if you wish.
Evaluation and Prioritization: Review your list of values and reflect on each one individually. Consider the significance and meaning of each value to you personally. Ask yourself:
What does this value represent to me?
How does it align with my life goals and aspirations?
Rank your values in order of importance, from most essential to least essential.
Definition and Description:
Choose your top three to five values from the ranked list.
For each selected value, write a brief description that captures its essence. Define what it means to you and how it influences your thoughts, actions, and decision-making process.
Use concrete examples or personal experiences to illustrate how these values have manifested in your life.
Integration and Reflection:
Take a step back and reflect on the values you have identified and defined.
Consider how these values align with your current life choices, relationships, and goals. Are there any areas where there might be a disconnect or room for growth?
Identify at least one action or behavior you can implement in your daily life to better align with your values.
Optional: Sharing and Discussion:
If you feel comfortable, share your values and reflections with a trusted friend, family member, or mentor.
Engage in a discussion about values and how they shape our lives. Listen to others' perspectives and learn from their insights.
Remember, this assignment is a personal journey of self-discovery.
Take your time, be authentic, and allow your values to evolve as you gain more insights and experiences.
Embrace the process of getting to know yourself on a deeper level and use your personal values as a guiding compass in your life's journey.
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