Values are important because they help people to grow and develop. They underpin a person’s sense of right and wrong or what ought to be, and are the criteria by which they judge themselves, their life and the world around them.
Effectively, values act as internal markers for what is good, beneficial, important, useful and desirable for each individual, and they help people to define and create the future they want to experience.
Every person is involved in making hundreds of decisions every day, from how they respond to conflict, to who they choose as friends, to what time they allocate to exercise. The decisions they make are a reflection of their values and beliefs, and are always directed towards a specific purpose - even if they do not know that yet.
Thinking about and having a basic understanding of what matters to each person is a valuable exercise. It is helpful to periodically reflect on the things that are important to them and why. Doing this helps people make thoughtful decisions about their life – both in specific situations and for larger and longer-term life decisions.
The Porcupine Collective values values. We believe personal values are a crucial guide, providing people with a personal framework or benchmark for decision making. When they make choices and behave in a way that matches their values, things will feel good – they will feel a sense of purpose, satisfaction and contentment. But when their choices don't align with their values, things feel out of kilter, unfulfilling and often downright wrong.
Our Alternative CV identifies a person's personal values; helping them to understand how they align with their decisions and actions to make them feel good about themselves. Our bonus 'Careers Insights Guide' assists people to use their understanding and consciousness of values to consider their life and personal development choices, as well as examine the role their values play in career selection.