Ultimate List Of Values: 275 Core Beliefs + Personal Values With Meanings For Kids & Adults

List of Values:

Here's a quick list of some of the most important and common core values. Click here to jump to the complete list of values (275+!)

  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Resiliency
  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Gratitude
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility
  • Perserverance

Additionally in this post you'll learn about core beliefs, their relationship to core values, and how to use the two to improve your self worth, view of the world, and reach your goals.

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What Are Core Beliefs?

Core beliefs are the fundamental, deeply held convictions and values that we hold about ourselves, others, and the world around us. They form the basis of our thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors. These beliefs are often formed early in life, influenced by our upbringing, experiences, culture, and environment.

Think of core beliefs as the lenses through which we see and interpret the world. They can be both empowering and limiting, shaping our attitudes, perspectives, and responses to various situations. They have the power to influence our self-esteem, relationships, decision-making process, and overall well-being.

What are core values?

Similar to how a core belief is specific to you, a core value is specific to you as well. 

What is the difference between a core belief, core value, and value?

While core beliefs act as the lens through which we interpret and make sense of our experiences, values, on the other hand, are guiding principles or ideals that we prioritize and strive to embody in our lives. Core values take things a step further and look at what you specifically value.

They all work together to create a powerful relationship that allows you to restructure your internal world and achieve your goals.

They are the deeply held ideals about what is important, meaningful, and desirable to us. Values are often developed through our life experiences, personal reflection, and the exploration of different philosophies or belief systems. They serve as a compass to help us make decisions and guide our actions in alignment with our true selves.

To put it simply, core beliefs are the fundamental truths we hold about ourselves and the world, while values are the principles and ideals that guide our behavior and choices.

questions to identify core values

Usingyour values to guide core beliefs:

For limiting core beliefs, you can work backwards to see how the belief doesn’t align with your values then reconstruct a stronger sense of self or strategy for achieving your goals.

It's a very cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) process.

For instance: 

Core belief: “The world is a dangerous place” 

This negative core belief can breed fear and anxiety, leading us to perceive the world as a threatening and unsafe place. It may hinder us from taking risks or exploring new opportunities.

Values:  Danger, safety, security

Now ask yourself: do you value all of those things?

You probably don't value danger, so rework it with the other values in mind could sound like:

Rewritten supportive core belief: “I’m safe at home and in my body. I feel secure in my intuition and choices to guide me through life safely.”

Another example:

Core belief: “I am not good enough”

This limiting core belief can erode our self-confidence, impact our decision-making, and hinder our ability to pursue our passions and dreams.

Values:  Perfection, scarcity, lack

After you ask yourself if you value those things, you can rewrite it:

Rewritten supportive core belief: “Practice makes better and moves me towards my ideal goal.”

In other instances, you can look at your core beliefs to show you what you value. 

For instance:

Core belief: “I am capable and deserving of success.”
Value: Hard work and perseverance.

In this example, the core belief reflects a deeply ingrained conviction about one's worth and abilities. It shapes the individual's mindset and self-perception. The value of hard work and perseverance, on the other hand, reflects what the individual deems important and strives to embody in their actions and decisions.

Understanding our core beliefs are essential because they shape our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in profound ways. They can either propel us forward toward our goals or hold us back from reaching our full potential. 

Since they are directly related to our values, we can use our values to inform our core beliefs and shift things so they are more in alignment.

Working with core beliefs + your list of values

To identify your core beliefs, take the time for self-reflection. Pay attention to the recurring thoughts and patterns that emerge in your life. Consider seeking the guidance of a therapist or counselor who can help you explore and unpack your core beliefs in a safe and supportive environment.

Once aware of your core beliefs, you can begin to cultivate more empowering and positive ones based on your values.

This process may take time, patience, and self-compassion. It might involve challenging your existing beliefs, seeking out new perspectives, and adopting affirmations or mantras that align with your desired beliefs.

Remember, the power of core beliefs lies in their ability to shape our perceptions and influence our actions. By consciously nurturing positive, empowering core beliefs, we can create a more fulfilling and purposeful life for ourselves and our families.

list of personal core values

How many values should you have? 

If you’re working on a personal mission statement or family mission statement you may wonder: how many values to list? 

While you’re about to go through a lengthy list of values, the truth is, you can choose anywhere from 5-25 to keep things manageable. 

I find looking at a long list of values can help me look at some of my current roadblocks or limiting core beliefs differently. I use these to help me define where I’m feeling out of alignment and come up with new ways to embody them as a parent, business owner, and person.

List of Values

Accomplishment: Authenticity: Being true to yourself and living in alignment with your values and beliefs.

Accountability: Taking responsibility for your actions and their consequences.

Adventure: Embracing new experiences and challenges with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm.

Altruism: Acting for the benefit of others without expectation of personal gain.

Ambition: Having a strong desire to achieve goals and pursue excellence.

Attentiveness: Being present to the needs and experiences of others.

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Abundance: Fostering a mindset of abundance and abundance of life experiences.

Awareness: Being mindful and self-aware of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Autonomy: Retaining independence and making decisions based on your own judgment and values.

Appreciation: Expressing gratitude for the blessings in your life, big and small.

Acceptance: Embracing people and situations for who they are, without judgment or resistance.

Adaptability: Being flexible and adaptable in the face of change and uncertainty.

Assertiveness: Advocating for yourself and asserting your needs and beliefs in a respectful and confident way.

Authentic communication: Being honest and open in your communication without pretense or manipulation.

Affection: Demonstrating care, warmth, and affection to those you love.

Accuracy: Pursuing accuracy and precision in your work and actions.

Accomplishment: The successful completion of a task or goal that brings a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.

Achievement: Noteworthy accomplishments that demonstrate skill, effort, or excellence and often earn recognition.

Alertness: Being mentally attentive, aware, and responsive to one's surroundings.

Amusement: The experience of enjoyment, entertainment, laughter, and lightheartedness.

Artistry: Expressing creativity and imagination through art and other forms of self-expression.

Anti-racism: Challenging and dismantling systems of racism and actively promoting equity and inclusion.

Adventure: Encouraging your children to be curious, explore, discover and take risks.

Attention: Giving your full and undivided attention to your children when interacting with them.

Affirmation: Encouraging and acknowledging your children's positive behaviors and accomplishments.

Accountability: Helping your children develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and decisions.

Appreciation: Modeling and encouraging gratitude for the blessings in your family's life.

Active listening: Practicing attentive, non-judgmental listening to understand your children's perspectives and feelings.

Balance: Maintaining a sense of equilibrium in various aspects of life, such as work, play, and relationships.

Beauty: Appreciating and seeking beauty in the world around us, whether in nature, art, or everyday moments.

Boldness: Having the courage to take risks and step outside of your comfort zone.

Belonging: Creating a sense of community and fostering connections with others.

Boundaries: Establishing clear boundaries to protect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Bravery: Displaying courage in the face of challenges or adversity.

Benevolence: Showing kindness, goodwill, and a desire to help others.

Belief: Holding strong convictions and having faith in oneself and others.

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Bliss: Cultivating a sense of joy, contentment, and fulfillment in life.

Brainstorming: Encouraging creative thinking and collaborative problem-solving.

Brilliance: Outstanding intelligence, creativity, or exceptional brightness.

Candor: The quality of being open, honest, and sincere in speech or expression.

Capable: Having the ability and competence to achieve or handle tasks effectively.

Careful: Exercising caution, attention, and meticulousness in actions or decisions.

Certainty: A state of being sure, confident, or having no doubt.

Challenge: Something that tests one's abilities, skills, or determination.

Charity: A selfless act of kindness, generosity, and assistance towards others.

Cleanliness: The state of being free from dirt, impurities, or disorder.

Clear: Easy to understand, transparent, or free from ambiguity.

Clever: Quick-witted, intelligent, or showing inventiveness in solving problems.

Comfort: A state of physical or emotional ease, relaxation, and well-being.

Commitment: A dedicated, wholehearted devotion or obligation to a cause, goal, or relationship.

Common sense: Practical intelligence and sound judgment in everyday situations.

Competence: Having the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform tasks or duties effectively.

Concentration: Focused attention and mental effort towards a task or objective.

Consciousness: Awareness of one's own thoughts, surroundings, and experiences.

Contentment: A state of satisfaction, happiness, and fulfillment with what one has or achieves.

Contribution: Giving or adding value, support, or assistance to a person, group, or cause.

Control: The power to manage, direct, or influence situations or oneself.

Conviction: Strong belief, determination, or certainty in one's principles, values, or opinions.

Collaboration: Working together harmoniously and leveraging collective strengths and ideas.

Compassion: Showing empathy, understanding, and care for others.

Curiosity: Encouraging a lifelong love of learning and a sense of wonder about the world.

Calmness: Cultivating a sense of peace, tranquility, and emotional well-being.

Clarity: Striving for clear and concise communication and decision-making.

Commitment: Devoting oneself to a cause, goal, or relationship wholeheartedly.

Conservation: Valuing and protecting the environment and its resources.

Consistency: Being reliable and dependable in one's actions and words.

Courtesy: Treating others with respect, politeness, and consideration.

Creativity: Encouraging imagination, originality, and innovative thinking.

Cooperation: Working collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal.

Communication: Fostering open, honest, and effective communication with others.

Confidence: Believing in oneself and one's abilities, fostering self-assurance.

Connection: Building and nurturing meaningful relationships and connections with others.

Commitment to Growth: Having a growth mindset and actively seeking personal and professional development.

Camaraderie: Fostering a friendly and supportive spirit among a group or community.

Celebration: Appreciating milestones, achievements, and joyful moments in life.

Community: Building strong connections and fostering a sense of belonging in shared spaces.

Consolation: Providing comfort and support to those in need during difficult times.

Character: Building a strong moral and ethical foundation through honesty and integrity.

Cultivation: Nurturing growth, development, and flourishing in various aspects of life.

Commitment to Sustainability: Valuing and actively promoting practices that protect and preserve the environment.

Courage: Displaying bravery in facing challenges, taking risks, and standing up for what is right.

Caring: Showing genuine concern, love, and consideration for the well-being of others.

Civic Responsibility: Engaging in active citizenship and contributing positively to society.

Critical Thinking: Encouraging the ability to analyze, evaluate, and think independently.

Change: Embracing and adapting to new ideas, experiences, and growth.

Credibility: The quality of being trustworthy, reliable, and deserving of belief or confidence.

Decisiveness: The ability to make prompt and firm decisions with confidence and conviction.

Dedication: Wholehearted commitment, loyalty, and devotion to a task, cause, or goal.

Dependability: The trait of being reliable, trustworthy, and consistently meeting expectations.

Determination: Firmness of purpose, resilience, and a strong drive to achieve goals despite obstacles or challenges.

Development: The process of growth, progress, and improvement in various aspects, such as personal, intellectual, or skill-based.

Devotion: Deep affection, loyalty, or dedication towards someone or something.

Dignity: The quality of being worthy of respect, honor, and self-respect, often accompanied by a sense of grace and poise.

Discipline: Self-control, adherence to rules or principles, and the ability to stay focused and committed to tasks or routines.

Discovery: The act of finding or learning something new or previously unknown.

Drive: Inner motivation, determination, and a strong desire or energy to pursue and achieve goals.

Dreaming: Embracing the power of imagination and envisioning a better future.

Diversity: Celebrating and valuing the differences in cultures, perspectives, and backgrounds.

Dedication: Demonstrating unwavering commitment and loyalty to a cause or task.

Empathy: Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and showing compassion.

Empowerment: Encouraging individuals to take control of their lives and make positive changes.

Equality: Treating all individuals with fairness and justice, regardless of differences.

Excellence: Striving for the highest standards of quality and achievement in all endeavors.

Exploration: Engaging in the pursuit of new ideas, experiences, and perspectives.

Effectiveness: The ability to produce desired or intended results efficiently and successfully.

Efficiency: Maximizing the use of resources, time, and effort to achieve desired outcomes with minimal waste.

Endurance: The ability to persist and remain resilient in the face of challenges or prolonged efforts.

Energy: Vitality, enthusiasm, and the capacity to exert effort and perform tasks with vigor and enthusiasm.

Enjoyment: Finding pleasure, satisfaction, and happiness in activities or experiences.

Enthusiasm: Passion, excitement, and a positive attitude towards tasks, projects, or interests.

Ethical: Adhering to moral principles, values, and standards of right and wrong conduct.

Experience: Accumulated knowledge, skills, or understanding gained through active involvement or exposure to events, situations, or endeavors.

Expressive: The ability or inclination to convey emotions, thoughts, or ideas effectively through communication, art, or actions.

Forgiveness: Letting go of resentment and offering compassion and understanding to oneself and others.

Fairness: Treating others impartially, justly, and equitably, without favoritism or bias.

Family: The bond and care shared among individuals related by blood, marriage, or deep affection, fostering support, love, and shared identity.

Fame: Widespread recognition or reputation achieved through notable achievements, skills, or public acknowledgment.

Fearless: Courageous and bold, willing to face and overcome fears or challenges without hesitation.

Feelings: Emotions and sensations experienced, expressing a range of human experiences and perceptions.

Ferocious: Showing intense and relentless determination, strength, or aggression in pursuit of goals or protection of values.

Fidelity: Remaining loyal, faithful, and devoted in commitments, relationships, or responsibilities.

Focus: Concentrated attention and mental clarity directed towards a specific task, goal, or objective.

Foresight: The ability to anticipate and plan for the future, considering potential outcomes, consequences, or needs.

Fortitude: Mental and emotional strength, resilience, and courage to endure and overcome adversity.

Freedom: The state of being free from constraints, limitations, or oppression, allowing individual autonomy and choice.

Friendship: A close and mutual bond of trust, support, and affection between individuals, forming meaningful connections.

Fun: Enjoyment, amusement, and lightheartedness in activities, experiences, or interactions that bring joy and entertainment.

Flexibility: Adapting and adjusting to change with an open mind and willingness to learn.

Freedom: Valuing personal liberties, choices, and respecting the rights of others.

Gratitude: Expressing appreciation and thankfulness for the blessings and goodness in life.

Generosity: Having a giving spirit and sharing resources, time, and kindness with others.

Genius: Exceptional intellectual or creative ability, typically achieving outstanding achievements.

Giving: Being generous, selfless, and charitable, offering help, resources, or support to those in need.

Goodness: Moral excellence, kindness, and virtuous behavior towards others, demonstrating high ethical standards.

Grace: Poise, elegance, and courteousness in behavior and interactions, often accompanied by kindness and compassion.

Greatness: Achieving excellence, distinction, or remarkable success in one's endeavors, often accompanied by significant impact or influence.

Growth: Embracing continuous personal, intellectual, and emotional development.

Happiness: A state of contentment, joy, and fulfillment achieved through positive emotions, experiences, and relationships.

Harmony: Striving for balance, cohesion, and peaceful coexistence in all relationships and environments.

Hard work: Diligent and persistent effort towards achieving goals or fulfilling responsibilities, often involving sacrifice and dedication.

Health: The state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, achieved through healthy lifestyle habits, medical care, and self-care.

Honor: Adhering to moral and ethical principles, demonstrating integrity, and upholding respect and dignity towards others.

Humor: A lighthearted and enjoyable aspect of life, often involving laughter and amusement, and providing a positive and balanced perspective on experiences.

Honesty: Upholding the truth, integrity, and transparency in all interactions and actions.

Hope: Believing in a positive future and maintaining optimism, even in challenging times.

Humility: Recognizing and accepting one's limitations and treating others with respect.

Innovation: Embracing creativity and finding new ways of thinking, problem-solving, and doing.

Integrity: Acting in alignment with one's values, principles, and moral character.

Independence: Cultivating self-reliance, autonomy, and the ability to think and act for oneself.

Inspiring: Motivating oneself and others to reach their full potential and achieve greatness.

Imagination: The ability to create and visualize ideas, concepts, or images that are not currently present or tangible.

Improvement: The act or process of making something better or enhancing its quality, often through growth, learning, or refinement.

Individuality: Embracing and expressing unique characteristics, traits, and qualities that distinguish oneself from others.

Inquisitive: Having a curious and questioning nature, seeking knowledge, understanding, and exploration of new ideas or information.

Insightful: Possessing a deep understanding and perception, often accompanied by the ability to discern and analyze complex situations or concepts.

Intelligence: The capacity for learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and acquiring knowledge, including cognitive abilities and mental agility.

Intensity: Intense focus, passion, or energy that drives determination, concentration, and commitment towards a goal or task.

Intuition: The ability to understand or know something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning, often influenced by gut feelings or perceptions.

Joy: Finding happiness, contentment, and delight in everyday experiences and relationships.

Justice: Fairness and impartiality in treating others, upholding moral and legal principles to ensure equality and fairness.

Kindness: Showing compassion, generosity, and consideration towards others through gentle and benevolent actions.

Knowledge: Information, understanding, or expertise gained through learning, experience, or exposure to information or ideas.

Lawful: Adhering to laws, rules, or regulations, often to promote justice, fairness, and order in society.

Learning: The act or process of acquiring knowledge, skills, or understanding through study, instruction, or experience.

Leadership: Inspiring and guiding others towards a common purpose, providing direction and support in achieving goals.

Liberty: The principle of having freedom from oppression, tyranny, or unjust restrictions, often involving personal autonomy and independence.

Logic: The systematic and consistent use of reasoning, deduction, and critical thinking to evaluate and analyze ideas or arguments.

Love: An intense and deep affection and connection towards another person or thing, often involving caring, respect, and admiration.

Loyalty: Showing faithfulness, allegiance, and commitment towards a person, cause, or belief system, often including a sense of duty or obligation.

Mastery: Achieving expertise, proficiency, or skillful ability in a domain or discipline through dedicated practice, learning, and experience.

Maturity: Demonstrating emotional, mental, and social growth and development, often involving responsibility, self-awareness, and resilience.

Meaning: Finding purpose, significance, or value in one's experiences, actions, or existence, often involving personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

Moderation: The practice of avoiding excess or extremes in behavior, often to promote balance, harmony, and well-being.

Motivation: The drive, desire, or incentive to achieve a goal, often involving internal or external factors that fuel determination and commitment.

Mindfulness: Being fully present in the moment, cultivating awareness, and nonjudgmental attention to thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Optimism: Having a positive outlook and belief in the potential for favorable outcomes, even in challenging situations.

Openness: A willingness to embrace new ideas, perspectives, and experiences with curiosity and receptiveness.

Order: The state of structure, arrangement, or systemization that promotes efficiency, clarity, and harmony.

Organization: The skill of arranging and managing tasks, resources, and information in a systematic and efficient manner.

Originality: The quality of being creative, unique, and innovative, showcasing individuality and fresh perspectives.

Passion: A strong and intense enthusiasm, drive, or dedication towards a particular interest, cause, or activity.

Patience: The ability to endure delays, challenges, or difficulties with calmness, tolerance, and perseverance.

Peace: A state of tranquility, harmony, and absence of conflict, both internally and externally.

Performance: The execution or achievement of tasks, goals, or expectations, often demonstrating excellence and competence.

Persistence: The quality of continuing efforts, actions, or pursuits despite obstacles, setbacks, or difficulties.

Playfulness: A lighthearted and joyful approach to activities, often involving spontaneity, creativity, and fun.

Poise: Graceful and composed behavior, often displayed in challenging or pressure situations.

Potential: The latent or undeveloped capacity for growth, success, or achievement.

Power: The ability to influence, affect, or control others or situations, often involving authority or force.

Present: Being attuned to and fully engaged in the current moment, without distraction or preoccupation.

Productivity: The effectiveness and efficiency in producing desired outputs, results, or accomplishments.

Professionalism: Conducting oneself with a high standard of ethical behavior, competence, and respect in a work or professional setting.

Prosperity: Success, abundance, or flourishing in various aspects of life, such as wealth, relationships, or well-being.

Purpose: A sense of direction, meaning, or intention that guides one's actions, decisions, and aspirations.

Quality: The degree of excellence or superiority in a product, service, process, or outcome.

Realistic: Having a practical and grounded understanding of situations, acknowledging limitations, and being pragmatic in approach.

Reason: The use of logical thinking, rationality, and critical analysis to understand and evaluate situations, ideas, or choices.

Recognition: Acknowledgment, appreciation, or validation of someone's contributions, achievements, or qualities.

Recreation: Engaging in enjoyable and leisurely activities for relaxation, entertainment, or rejuvenation.

Reflective: Intentionally thinking, contemplating, or introspecting on experiences, ideas, or actions for personal growth and understanding.

Respect: Holding esteem, admiration, and consideration towards oneself, others, or the environment, often involving empathy and courtesy.

Resilience: The ability to bounce back, adapt, and recover from setbacks or adversity, demonstrating strength and perseverance.

Responsibility: Taking ownership and accountability for one's actions, choices, duties, or obligations.

Restraint: Exercising self-control, moderation, or discipline in behavior, thoughts, or emotions.

Results-oriented: Focusing on and prioritizing actions and efforts that lead to desired outcomes or achievements.

Reverence: Deep respect, awe, or admiration towards something sacred, divine, or of great importance.

Rigor: Applying thoroughness, precision, and accuracy in tasks, activities, or intellectual pursuits.

Risk: Taking chances, facing uncertainty, or venturing into situations without guaranteed outcomes.

Satisfaction: The sense of contentment, fulfillment, or gratification derived from achieving goals, meeting expectations, or experiencing pleasure.

Security: The state of being free from danger, harm, or threat, often involving protection, stability, or confidence.

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Self-reliance: The ability to rely on oneself, being independent and self-sufficient in managing one's affairs or needs.

Selfless: Actively prioritizing the needs, happiness, or well-being of others before oneself.

Sensitivity: Being aware, perceptive, and responsive to the feelings, emotions, or needs of oneself or others.

Serenity: The state of calmness, tranquility, and peacefulness, often achieved through inner peace or external harmony.

Service: Selflessly contributing and helping others, making a positive difference in the lives of indiviSharing: The act of giving, offering, or distributing resources, information, or experiences with others.

Significance: Having meaning, importance, or relevance in relation to oneself, others, or the wider context.

Silence: The absence of noise, sound, or speech, often associated with stillness, peace, or contemplation.

Simplicity: The quality of being uncomplicated, plain, or uncomplicated, often involving minimalism or clarity.

Sincerity: The genuineness, honesty, and truthfulness in thoughts, feelings, intentions, or actions.

Skill: Proficiency, expertise, or ability acquired through practice, training, or experience.

Skillfulness: The quality of being adept, competent, or accomplished in performing tasks or activities.

Smart: Being intelligent, clever, or quick-witted, often involving strategic thinking or problem-solving abilities.

Solitude: The state of being alone or isolated, often sought for introspection, reflection, or personal space.

Spirit: The life force, energy, or essence that animates and defines the inner self, often associated with vitality or resilience.

Spirituality: The recognition and exploration of the transcendent or higher powers, often involving a quest for meaning or connection.

Spontaneous: Acting or occurring in an unplanned, impulsive, or natural manner, without premeditation or constraint.

Stability: The state of being steady, secure, or consistent, often involving equilibrium, reliability, or dependability.

Status: The position, rank, or social standing within a particular context or community.

Stewardship: The responsible and caring management or protection of resources, environment, or other people's interests.

Strength: The physical, mental, emotional, or moral power to overcome challenges, endure hardships, or achieve goals.

Structure: The organized arrangement, framework, or system that provides coherence, stability, or order.

Success: The accomplishment of significant goals, achievements, or favorable outcomes.

Support: Providing assistance, encouragement, or backing to someone or something, often involving aid or sustenance.

Surprise: The feeling of astonishment, wonder, or amazement generated by unexpected events, outcomes, or experiences.

Sustainability: The practice of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Talent: The natural aptitude, skill, or ability in a particular area, often accompanied by potential for excellence or success.

Teamwork: Collaboration, cooperation, and synergy among individuals working together towards a common goal or objective.

Temperance: Practicing moderation, self-restraint, or balance, often involving control over one's impulses, desires, or actions.

Thankful: Feeling or expressing gratitude, appreciation, or recognition for someone or something.

Thorough: Being detailed, comprehensive, or diligent in ensuring accuracy, completeness, or correctness.

Thoughtful: Considerate, caring, or attentive in actions, words, or behavior towards others, often involving empathy or kindness.

Timeliness: Being punctual, on time, or prompt in meeting deadlines, schedules, or commitments.

Tolerance: Accepting and respecting differences, diversity, or opposing views, often involving patience, understanding, or open-mindedness.

Toughness: Resilience, strength, or durability in dealing with challenges, difficulties, or adversity.

Traditional: Upholding or adhering to long-established customs, beliefs, or practices, often valuing heritage or cultural continuity.

Tranquility: The state of calmness, serenity, or quietness, often involving inner peace or mental equanimity.

Transparency: Openness, honesty, and clarity in communication, actions, or operations, often involving accountability or trustworthiness.

Trust: Firm belief, confidence, or reliance in the integrity, reliability, or character of someone or something.

Trustworthy: Consistently demonstrating reliability, honesty, and trustworthiness in words, actions, or commitments.

Truth: The quality or state of being in accordance with facts, reality, or sincerity, often pursued in seeking knowledge, understanding, or authenticity.

duals or communities.

Understanding: The capacity to comprehend and empathize with others' perspectives, experiences, or emotions.

Uniqueness: The quality of being distinct, individual, or one-of-a-kind, often celebrated or valued.

Unity: Coming together as one, fostering cooperation, collaboration, and a sense of solidarity among diverse individuals or groups.

Valor: Courage, bravery, or strength of character displayed in the face of danger, adversity, or challenge.

Victory: The achievement of success, triumph, or accomplishment, often following effort, dedication, or competition.

Vigor: Energy, vitality, or enthusiasm in action, often demonstrated through physical or mental strength.

Vision: A clear and inspiring mental image or plan for the future, guiding and directing actions, choices, or goals.

Vitality: Liveliness, dynamism, or life force exhibited through energy, health, or enthusiasm.

Wealth: Abundance of material possessions, resources, or financial prosperity.

Welcoming: Creating an inclusive, warm, or hospitable environment that embraces others with openness, acceptance, or kindness.

Winning: Achieving success or victory over others in a competition, challenge, or goal.

Wisdom: Deep understanding, insight, or knowledge gained through experience, reflection, or learning.

Wonder: A sense of awe, marvel, or curiosity regarding the extraordinary aspects of the world or existence.

What are the most important values to teach kids?

Teaching kids a wide range of values is important as it helps shape their character and guide their behavior. However, some of the most important values to teach kids include kindness, empathy, honesty, respect, responsibility, perseverance, gratitude, resiliency, and fairness. 

These values are growth oriented while promoting positive social interactions, moral development, and contribute to building a strong foundation for their future success across all areas of life. 

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Final thoughts on values

Whether you're writing a family mission statement, personal mission statement, or just doing things less formally, having a list of values to guide your daily actions and decisions can make life easier.

Values help us move into alignment, manifest anything you desire with ease, and live a life we love.

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