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One simple technique that changes everything

March 19, 20243 min read

“By understanding and aligning with your true values, you unlock the door to genuine fulfillment and self-confidence.”

Lost in the Noise

In today's fast-paced world, we're inundated with societal expectations, bombarded by opinions on what success looks like, how we should act, and what we should value.

This constant barrage can drown out our inner voice, leaving us feeling disconnected from our true selves. Many of us end up pursuing goals that don't bring us genuine fulfillment, leading to a life that feels misaligned and devoid of purpose. The root of this disconnection?

A lack of clarity about our core values.

The Consequence of Misalignment

When we live out of sync with our true values, the impact is profound. Our decisions feel uncertain, our confidence wanes, and our self-esteem suffers. We might achieve societal markers of success—career advancement, material possessions, social status—yet find ourselves feeling empty and unfulfilled. This misalignment creates an internal conflict, a sense that we're actors in a play written by someone else. The longer we ignore this dissonance, the more entrenched we become in a life that doesn't truly belong to us.

Unveiling Your True Self Through Values Elicitation

The solution to this existential quandary lies in the practice of values elicitation—a powerful process that uncovers the core values guiding your deepest desires and decisions. Here's how you can embark on this transformative journey:

👉 Initiate Self-Reflection: Begin by setting aside quiet time for introspection. Reflect on moments in your life when you felt truly happy or fulfilled. What were you doing? Who were you with? Identifying these moments provides clues to your underlying values.

👉 Ask the Right Questions: Dive deeper by asking yourself, "What was important to me about that experience?" Continue to probe further with each answer you find, asking "What does this provide me?" This line of questioning peels back the layers of your experiences to reveal the core values beneath.

👉 Identify and Define Your Values: As you reflect on your answers, you'll start to notice patterns and themes. These are your values. Define them in your own words, making them personal and meaningful to you. Whether it's "freedom," "connection," "creativity," or "integrity," ensure each value resonates with your sense of self.

👉 Prioritize Your Values: Not all values hold equal weight in every context of your life. Rank your values in order of importance to you. This hierarchy will serve as a guide, helping you make decisions that align with what's truly important.

👉 Align Your Actions: With your values clearly defined and prioritized, evaluate your current life choices. Are your actions and goals in alignment with your values? If not, consider what changes you can make to bring your life into harmony with your true self.

👉 Embrace Continuous Reevaluation: Our values can evolve as we grow and experience life. Regularly revisiting and reassessing your values ensures that you remain aligned with your authentic self.

A Life Aligned

Values elicitation is the pathway to living a life that's authentically yours. By understanding and aligning with your true values, you unlock the door to genuine fulfillment and self-confidence. This process empowers you to make choices that resonate deeply with your core, leading to a life of purpose, joy, and alignment. So take the first step on this journey today and discover the empowering clarity that comes from knowing your true values. Your authentic path awaits.

Next step

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Nathaneal Mohr

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