Life is about more than just having fun and doing whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it. Life is about values and morals. Each person has their own personal values and beliefs and morals. In order to know where you are going in life and who you really are, it is important to go through your own personal values development. You may not have grown up in church or know much about family values, but that is okay. There are many ways you can go through your own personal values development.
Where Do I Start?
To find out what your personal values and beliefs are, think about what you want to accomplish. Are you family oriented? Do you value the love of family or do you value friendship more? Does someone have to be related to you by blood in order for you to feel a sense of connection? Family and friends are something that most people value, but some people value one group over the other. Next, think about what is most important to you. Is your family life the most important to you, or is church high on your list? Do you put your career ahead of anything else in life, or do you put God first? All of these questions are important in your personal values development. If you do not know who you are or what is important to you, then you will not be able to determine what you value in life.
Morals And Beliefs
Religion can play a huge role in personal values development. If you do not have any religious beliefs, you may want to visit several different churches. If you grew up Catholic but feel not connection to the Catholic faith, try visiting a protestant church. If you grew up in one of the many protestant denominations and do not feel that you have a connection to any church, try a different denomination. Having faith based roots can be very important in personal values development. While you can most certainly have values without religion, many people find that they like the guidelines that religions set and allow them to know exactly what they should do in life in order to keep their values in check.
Finally, try to see how other people view you. What do they think you put first in life? What do your family and friends think you value most? If you do not like what they have to say, then actively work on your personal values development until you feel like you truly are showing your values to everyone you meet.