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Creating Your Values Statement/s by asking questions

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In this lesson, it's important to get into the mindset that you live in total abundance.  Money, Time, Support.. Imagine you have an endless supply of EVERYTHING!  And you live your values, completely!!

Creating these Values statements act as check points along your journey.  For example, if one of your values is Quality Time with Family and you may create a Values Statement like this: "I enjoy one week long family vacation and at least 5 family get togethers per year."  As you review this statement you will either be able to confirm it is or is not happening and adjust accordingly.  It makes it black and white, where without these statements, it's easy to let our desires get forgotten and time pass us by.  And no worries, if you don't have your why already figured out, some part of you knows it and this process will likely help you uncover those lost ambitions.

They also help you understand the "Why" that is inspiring you to live through your values.  When we understand what we truly want to experience, how we want to feel and we keep that fresh in our mind at all times, it makes it easier to do what we need to do in order to get us there.  In this case, it is making choices around our values, so we can fill our life with the things and memories we desire so much!

As you carry on through daily life, viewing the Values Statements helps you see if the choices you are making are bringing you closer or if you need to reconsider actions to bring you closer to what you desire.  

Below are some questions to help you get creative about what your dream life looks like...

  • What would your life look like?  
  • What would you have?
  • What would you do? 
  • Where would you go?
  • Where would you live?
  • How would you live if you had every resource available to you? 

Now looking at the category list below, give some thought to what these areas of your life would look like if nothing was holding you back.  

Below are a few suggested questions, in each category, to assist you in putting it all together.  

*A screen shot of another student's dream life is available below.

My Life's Purpose:

  • What is your legacy?  
  • What do you want to leave behind or have others remember you for?
  • What experiences would you like to have and offer others?
  • What do you possess?

Self: 

  • What makes you unique?  
  • How do you feel about yourself? 
  • What do you love and appreciate most about yourself?
  • How do others view you?
  • How do others feel around you?

Health: 

  • What is your ideal weight?  
  • What does your diet consist of?  
  • What is your fitness routine?  
  • What is your energy level?  
  • How do you feel in your body?

Relationships:

  • What do your dream relationships look like?
  • What connection do you have with family and friends?
  • What does your romantic relationship provide for you?
  • What is the physical and emotional connection like?
  • What do you appreciate about the people in your life?
  • What do they value about having you in theirs?

Career:

  • What do you do for a living?
  • How many hours do you work per week?
  • What type of relationship do you have with coworkers and associates?
  • What is the work environment like?
  • What perks does your career provide for you?

Finances:

  • What is your annual income?
  • Do you have one or multiple revenue sources?  
  • What types of donations and contributions do you make?  To whom? How much?  And how often?
  • Are you financially free, with no credit card balances or loans?
  • Do you have investments?

Do not hold back!  Write out the details of the life of your dreams! 

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Another way to work through this exercise is to write the details about each category below, that would complete this sentence: I know I have this when....

Examples:

Value: Adventure

I know I have adventure in my life when, my partner and I share the love for new experiences and we surprise each other with spontaneous trips to exotic locations.

Value: Family

I know Family being my priority is congruent with my life when my immediate and distant family members joyfully spend every holiday together and the next holiday is too far away to wait so we plan to see each other sooner.

Value: Mindfulness

I know mindfulness is in my life when my daily practice consists of 20 minutes of meditation, yoga practice and journaling.  I also know because I feel life is beautiful, even through the most difficult situations.