What are 'Personal
Core Values'? Core values are basically those
things, aspects or values in life that are most
important. A company, organisation or
institution will have its core values, these
might be, 'making profits', 'caring for
customers', 'preserving wildlife', 'offering
best price', etc. Your 'personal core values'
are those which matter to you as a person and
are most central and important in determining
the decisions you make in life.
'Personal' values might include, 'learning',
'being a good father', 'security', 'friendship'
or any of a range of other such qualities or
traits. Do you know which values are most
important to you?
Each one of us has our own personal values and
we try to lead our lives and make decisions
according to these values. However, it is often
the case that we are not fully aware of our
values and which ones are most important to us.
This can lead to us making decisions we later
come to regret or create conflict in our lives
that we do not understand or know how to
The important first step is for us to become
aware of what our values are and which of these
values arfe most important to us and, therefore,
constitute our own 'personal core values'. Among
the articles in this section of the site, you
will findways of helping you to determine your
own personal core values.
There are times in our lives, especially our
work or in our relationships, we may find that
our values conflict with those of others, such
as the company we work for our our partner. It
is important that we are able to recognise when
this happens and how to resolve the conflict, if
a resolution is possible. Among the articles in
this section, you will also find advice on how
to recognise and resolve such conflicts.
So please take your time to browse and read the
articles we present here, learn to recognise
your own personal core values and how they
influence your life. It can help you to lead a
more rewarding and successful life.