Our value statement describes our priorities, desires, represents our beliefs and what we regard as actually “worth fighting for”. Our value statement primarily drives our philosophy of life and determines our GPSplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigG • P • S
A much diluted and illustrative representation of the actual Human GPS System of Life.
In general terms the abbreviation GPS stands for the Global Positioning Satellite system that we use to “pin point” our geographical position on this planet of ours. However, melancholycountless forceshappinesshappinesshappinessfundamental. Values are traits or qualities that we considered worthwhile; and represent our highest priorities in life and deeply held driving (i.e. key conative) forces.
Our value statements are grounded in our personal value system and define how we act and behave. It is a statement about how we value ourselves, others, our environment (i.e. all of creation) and the community in which we operate. Our value statement fundamentally describes our actions, which are the living enactment of the fundamentalplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigFundamental Principles
...~ Mark Victor Hansen.
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Remember that patience is a virtue values held dear by us. Our values form the cornerstones for all we do and accomplish. We tend to base most of our choices and actions in life on the top 10 - 15 most important priority values that we hold dear.
However, we must exercise extreme care so that we do not confuse values with what are important aspects of our lives. What is important in our lives, cannot be regarded as values, for example… family, church and professionalism. When we define what we value most about each of these, then we are identifying our real values. For instance… the real value in the family might be close relationships; in the church, spirituality and work, staying on top of new technological advancements.
The following are some examples of possible values… ambition, competency, individuality, equality, integrity, service, responsibility, accuracy, respect, dedication, diversity, improvement, enjoyment/fun, loyalty, credibility, honesty, innovativeness, cooperation, excellence, accountabilityplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigAccountability
Many people view accountability and responsibility as the same thing, leading to many misunderstandings and unnecessary conflicts. The dictionary meaning - in short - of responsibility is “the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right, empowerment, quality, efficiency, dignity, collaboration, stewardship, empathy, accomplishment, courage, wisdom, independence, security, challenges, influence, learning, compassion, friendliness, discipline/order, generosity, persistence, optimism, dependability, flexibility, …etc.
Our value statement is our declaration of intention (i.e. our ethics) of meeting our environmental engagements, social obligations and which directs our individual responsibilities within the context of our group accountability. A sound and clearly defined value statement gives meaning to both our vision & mission statements, and also provide purpose and value to our legacy statement.