By: Danny Pettry
**”Vision of Values: A Voyage of Self-Discover”**
1. Printed list of values
2. Pens or pencils.
3. Timer (optional).
List of values:
1. **Honesty**: It is the quality of being truthful, sincere, and free from deception or fraud.
2. **Integrity**: It refers to the consistency of one’s actions, values, methods, principles, and outcomes.
3. **Respect**: A feeling or understanding that someone or something is important, serious, etc., and should be treated appropriately.
4. **Responsibility**: It means being accountable for one’s actions, decisions, and their consequences.
5. **Kindness**: It refers to the quality of being friendly, considerate, and generous.
6. **Empathy**: This is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
7. **Courage**: This is the ability to do something in spite of fear, pain, or grief.
8. **Loyalty**: It means a strong feeling of support or allegiance towards someone or something.
9. **Perseverance**: This is persistence in doing something despite difficulties or delays in achieving success.
10. **Charity**: It is the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.
1. Family: This value refers to the importance one places on their familial bonds, relationships, and responsibilities. Recognizing family’s influential role in shaping individual’s life and perspectives is a key aspect of this value.
2. Friends: The value attributed to the bond between individuals who are not related by blood or law but share a mutual affection. Friends serve as a support system and often play a major role in shaping our lives.
3. School/Education: This value signifies the importance of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. It may involve various methods like teaching, training, or research.
4. Work: This is about valuing one’s professional life, including personal achievements, contribution to an organization or society, and the personal fulfillment gained from the tasks performed.
5. Money: This signifies the importance one attributes to financial stability, wealth acquisition, and the freedom or security it can provide.
6. Spirituality/Faith: This value covers beliefs and practices aimed at understanding life’s ultimate meanings, often in relation to a transcendent divinity or deities. Faith refers to strong belief or trust in a religion, spiritual doctrines, or universal truths.
7. Possessions: This is the value given to material goods, the comfort they bring, and their symbolic significance like status and success.
8. Fun/Entertainment: Refers to activities that bring joy, laughter, or pleasure. This value signifies the importance in taking time out for relaxation, hobbies, games, entertainment content, and events.
1. **Part 1**: Distribute the list of values to each participant.
Participants read through the list of common values and their definitions, ensuring they understand each one.
2. **Part 2**: Participants identify their top five values from the list. They rank these in order of importance, from #1 (most crucial) to #5 (still significant but less vital). Participants should take about 10-15 minutes completing this task.
This activity enhances personal growth by promoting self-awareness, encourages decision-making skills, and helps participants better understand their motivations and priorities.
Group Discussion Questions:
1. Which value was the most challenging to place within top five and why?
2. Were there values that you initially thought were important, but didn’t make it to your top five?
3. How do your ranked values align with your current lifestyle?
4. Did anything surprise you about the values you chose and their rankings?
5. How can we incorporate these top values into our daily lives more effectively?
6. Why do you think someone else’s top value might differ from yours?
7. Has anyone ever had to make a decision that conflicted with one of their top values? How was that resolved?
8. How could understanding our values guide us in conflict resolution or decision-making?
9. In which situations might it be challenging to uphold our top values?
10. Where do you think our values originate from (e.g., family, culture, personal experiences) and why?
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