Is a Lack of Motivation Derailing your Dreams?

Then turn to Your Core, Core Values that is!

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  1. Take a sheet of paper, turn it sideways (landscape orientation), and divide it into three columns. At the top of the first column write “Goals,” at the top of the middle column write “My Why,” and at the top of the right-hand column write “Core Value(s) Supported.”
  2. Determine a few things you want to have, do, experience, or be and write them down in the first column. Keep in mind the three caveats from above to make it easier.
  3. Next to each goal, in the middle column, write out why achieving that is important to you.
  4. Click here to take the Values Assessment to identify your top three to five core values.
  5. In the last column, next to each why, list the key core value (one of the top three to five you identified in the Values Assessment) that achieving this goal will honor or satisfy. If a goal doesn’t line up with a primary core value, that goal might not be significant enough right now to propel you into action. It might not be the goal you choose to pursue at this time.
  6. Look at your list of goals and ask yourself which objective feels like the one you want to work toward right now. Then set that as your meaningful goal, writing it down and committing to achieving it. (Note: You might want to do this step after you’ve had time to sleep on it.)
  7. Then list the first two or three things you need to do to begin working toward your goal and take action!



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Patricia Brooks

Bold, fledgling entrepreneur, author, podcast host Discovering Courage, Finding Freedom, Living in France! Adventures.Insights. Stories.