Assignment 12: Identifying your Values (due Week 24)

Identifying your Values

Values are a part of who you are. They are the beliefs that are most important to you. They help you differentiate right from wrong and affect how you live your life. Your values are shaped by your family and your experiences. Although some of your beliefs and values may change over time, many of your values will likely remain the same.

Have you ever thought about what your values are? Sometimes identifying your values can help you think more clearly when faced with important decisions.

Take some time to think about what you believe in and what is important to you. A value is an important belief that you have that is essential to the way you want to live your life. It's different from a like or an interest because it's something that goes beyond owning a certain game or liking a certain sport. It is something that can guide you to become the best person you can be.

Your Task

Select five values you hold to complete the following chart. Then consider how these values might affect your actions.

I value...

This means I...

Example: I value education and life-long learning.

Example: This means I will always look for new opportunities to learn things. Even when I'm done school, I can still take classes in things that interest me.