Live Your Values

A step-by-step method for discovering your values and integrating them into your life.

Imagine making decisions with confidence

  • You know exactly what choices will give you the greatest sense of purpose and satisfaction.

  • You feel energized by what you do, professionally and personally.

  • You cultivate meaningful connections, enriching both your personal and professional life.

Discover your values. Live your values.

Knowing your core values can serve as a kind of compass to guide you in making decisions, help shape what is most important in your life, and even explain why you see the world in a particular way.

Knowing your values can also help you navigate challenging and ambiguous situations more effectively. When you are clear about your values, you can make decisions with greater confidence and clarity, and you are less likely to be swayed by external pressures or the opinions of others.


What should you expect to take away from the Workbook?

  • You'll learn how we define core values, how they differ from aspirations and external expectations, and why we often confuse the three.
  • You'll be guided through the step-by-step process for examining the key moments and decisions that have defined your life to date.
  • You'll also receive helpful tips for extracting implicit values embedded in your life stories.
  • Lastly, you'll discover new strategies for consciously integrating your values into your life and using them to guide your future decisions.

Download the Workbook

List of Core Values

This list of the fourteen most common human values that guide our behavior is the result of the research conducted by R. Kelly Grace, Ph.D., the Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness and the Director for the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence (CMAX) at William & Mary, and Duane Brown, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Although there is no one "correct" list of core values—you should feel free to choose a different word if it resonates better—we found this list to be a great starting point. (This list is available as a PDF here.)


It is important for me to work hard, challenge myself and be the best.


It is important for me to be accepted by others and to feel included.

Concern for the Environment

It is important for me to protect and preserve the environment.

Concern for Others

The well-being of others, and helping others, is important to me.


It is important for me to have new ideas, create new things, or be creatively expressive.

Financial Prosperity

It is important for me to be financially successful.

Health and Activity

It is important for me to be healthy and physically active.


It is important for me to be humble and modest about my accomplishments.


It is important for me to have a sense of autonomy with my decisions and actions.


It is important for me to meet the expectations of my family, social group, team, or organization.


It is important for me to use logic and data to understand and solve problems.


It is important for me to have time alone.


It is important for me to be dependable, trustworthy, and maximize potential.


It is important for me to have spiritual beliefs and act accordingly.