Your values

Below is a list of Life Values. Read it, and get a feeling for which values on the list are most important to you. You might copy this list into a Word document and print it out for ease of use. For any values whose meanings you are not sure of, look them up in a dictionary or thesaurus.
Start by finding your top ten values. Then narrow it down to your top five. Finally, select your top three.
These values overlap, so for each of your top three, mention other values on the list that it relates to. Example: Value: “Service to Others.” Relates to “Love For All” and  “Self-Respect.”
Now, write paragraphs about each of these top three values. Explain (1) why it is important to you (2) how you intend to apply it in your college education and your future career and relationships. Is this value already firmly established in your life, or does it need attention and work?
Keep this report in your College Success folder. You can review it whenever you hit a rough patch, such as having to make a hard decision, being depressed, or dealing with a failure.
Life Values List
  1. Achievement
  2. Advancement
  3. Adventure
  4. Love and affection
  5. Community
  6. Competitiveness
  7. Cooperation
  8. Creativity
  9. Financial Security
  10. Fame
  11. Family
  12. Freedom
  13. Friendship
  14. Health
  15. Helping others
  16. Inner Peace
  17. Love for all
  18. Loyalty
  19. Morality, Integrity
  20. Order
  21. Personal Growth
  22. Pleasure and Fun
  23. Power
  24. Recognition
  25. Responsibility
  26. Self-respect
  27. Spirituality
  28. Wealth
  29. Wisdom