Many times we start a project or a job for what can seem to be the right reason but then after a time we may feel regret or disappointment. So why is it that we have good intentions but then feel conflicted? In this post, I will walk you through the process to discover how your core values are the foundation for goal setting success.
We may have been listening to the voices of others’ which led to life decisions. Of course this is most common in our younger years when we are faced with the pressures of school, parents and society. But as we age and mature, we need to ask ourselves if our decisions are made for others or are they in line with who we are and created to be.
In order to be successful at accomplishing goals, we need to have a strong foundation of core values that govern and direct our decisions. If our goals our out of sync with our values, there will not be success of fulfillment.
In order to know our values, we need to do a bit of digging and soul searching about who we are, and what we desire. This digging leads us to our “why”. Why we do what we do defines our purpose.
Core Values Checklist
I have included a new Printable in the Goal Setting Freebies called Core Values. Click the above link to download and print this Freebie. Take a look at these core values and check off the ones that jump out at you or speak to your desires.
Core Values: Questions to Ask
The second download included in this two page Freebie is called “Core Values: Questions to Ask”. The purpose of these questions is to dig deeper into your “why”. Take some time to fill out these answers and don’t rush yourself.
Sometimes, after doing an exercise such as this one, we can be filled with regret about what we haven’t done or where we haven’t flourished. But, take heart, you can change that.
As a creative, do you struggle with confidence?
Even though I share a lot of freebies and tutorials, I held back for years sharing my creations because I feared failure. As creatives, you and I can be held back due to negative thinking. It might look like comparing your ability to others or not having the confidence to pursue your creative talent or putting your creations out into the world.
Is that you? Have you ever found it difficult to cope with imposter syndrome, your inner critic, fear of failure, perfectionistic tendencies, and being hesitant to share your work?
If your answer is yes, I have a Free resource for you. It’s just a click away!
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Blessings from my house to yours,