THE ETHICAL ENTREPRENEUROUR LIFE IS DRIVEN by priorities and the secret to understanding our priorities lies in values. Values determine our boundaries – that means how far we will go on questionable issues. Such values are absolutely necessary. Knowing what matters – what we value – is key to living a life of meaning , purpose and happiness. Finding our own values that are important for us is worth the effort.

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

–M. Scott Peck

Values, herewith, help us determine our daily decisions. They influence not only small decisions, but also big choices.

Dreary, that some people don’t take their values not too seriously. They handle important decisions without any strategy or background. They adapt their thinking and their imagination how they want, cannot explain the reasons for decisions and too often try to seek excuses.

And when problems come up, they seek like a mouse a hole.

The problem in life is not having values, the real problem lies in living them out. Click To Tweet

If we can’t determine right from wrong, then we lack the right feeling for moral, not religion.

Pursuing a life of value can be costly. It comes with a price. It certainly is not easy following rigidly the own values. But when we have decided us really for a life with values, we can sit down and can relax. The days of lying, cheating or stealing are over. We from now on lead an honest life.

We all face the temptation to disregard our values from time to time, especially under pressure. We are human beings, that is only normal.

But, compromising your values will one day catch up with you.

Values make sense. They give you confidence. They are the map on the journey of self-discovery. Values help keep us on the right road.

Do you follow values?

Which ones?

Here is a list of values for you:

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Accountability
Accuracy
Achievement
Adventurousness
Altruism
Ambition
Assertiveness
Balance
Being the best
Belonging
Boldness
Calmness
Carefulness
Challenge
Cheerfulness
Clear-mindedness
Commitment
Community
Compassion
Competitiveness
Consistency
Contentment
Continuous Improvement
Contribution
Control
Cooperation
Correctness
Courtesy
Creativity
Curiosity
Decisiveness
Democraticness
Dependability
Determination
Devoutness
Diligence
Discipline
Discretion
Diversity
Dynamism
Economy
Effectiveness
Efficiency
Elegance
Empathy
Enjoyment
Enthusiasm
Equality
Excellence
Excitement
Expertise
Exploration
Expressiveness
Fairness
Faith
Family-orientedness
Fidelity
Fitness
Fluency
Focus
Freedom
Fun
Generosity
Goodness
Grace
Growth
Happiness
Hard Work
Health
Helping Society
Holiness
Honesty
Honor
Humility
Independence
Ingenuity
Inner Harmony
Inquisitiveness
Insightfulness
Intelligence
Intellectual Status
Intuition
Joy
Justice
Leadership
Legacy
Love
Loyalty
Making a difference
Mastery
Merit
Obedience
Openness
Order
Originality
Patriotism
Perfection
Piety
Positivity
Practicality
Preparedness
Professionalism
Prudence
Quality-orientation
Reliability
Resourcefulness
Restraint
Results-oriented
Rigor
Security
Self-actualization
Self-control
Selflessness
Self-reliance
Sensitivity
Serenity
Service
Shrewdness
Simplicity
Soundness
Speed
Spontaneity
Stability
Strategic
Strength
Structure
Success
Support
Teamwork
Temperance
Thankfulness
Thoroughness
Thoughtfulness
Timeliness
Tolerance
Traditionalism
Trustworthiness
Truth-seeking
Understanding
Uniqueness
Unity
Usefulness
Vision
Vitality
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Use the above list of common personal values to help you get started – aim for about 10 TOP values.

So, take the time to understand the real priorities in your life, and you will be able to determine the best direction for you and your life goals!

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When your definition of success changes, your personal values will change, too. Click To Tweet

Therefore you should continuously check your values again. Keeping in touch with your values is a lifelong exercise.

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Karin Sebelin
ENTREPRENEUR, Author, Editor, Journalist, Columnist, Coach for Writers & Entrepreneurs, Trust Expert, Brand Manager Karin has been a successful entrepreneur since 2011 – she sees trust as the foundation for happiness. She began her career as CEO of Presse-Service Karin Sebelin, and had huge success on the English platform Ecademy with blogging, engagement and collaboration. She coaches writers and entrepreneurs, and shows them how to become successful through TRUST and the right branding. Karin’s mission is teaching our world a new thinking. Her book “Trust … the only kind of influence that really matters” dispels the myth of trustworthiness. She currently writes her next book about ethical entrepreneurship. Her websites: karinsebelin.ceo | karinsebelin.com | brandyourwriting.com | karinsebelin.info

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Jonathan Solomon
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Karin Sebelin, I enjoyed reading your very astute and perspicacious article. It is true that our values inform our thoughts, words and actions every single moment of our lives.

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”. Albert Einstein

“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” Sigmund Freud,

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