Analyzing Your Values System


Analyzing Your Values System

Can people live without values?

We regularly hear old folks complaining that we are all somewhat doomed due to this decided deficiency of a values system and the present generation “has no values”. Well, personal views aside, this statement can technically false. Why? Because everyone has worth.

Modern civilization would crumble in a matter of months if we didn’t have values systems set up.

There’s a difference between lacking values and subscribing to an alternative set of values.

How do worth work?

A worth is defined as “holding something in admiration; also a measure of utility or an item’s relevance.”

Our values inhabit a much higher rung than beliefs. We can say that values dictate the creation of beliefs that are new as well as determine the destiny of old ones. Our values provide motivation for actions as they supply a bigger roadmap of what’s right and wrong.

As an example, if friendship is valued by a person, he may have the belief that “one must often be helpful to good friends at all times.” The value shapes it and precedes the belief.

Like beliefs, values can spell the difference between a life full of setbacks and unhappiness and a very successful life. Your values determine your conscious thinking processes but also your general behavior.

Unlike beliefs, values are embedded considerably more deeply in the subconscious mind and it takes time to bring them in a form that understood and can be expressed clearly to the thoughts’ surface.

What does a values system seem like?

Our values are frequently centered on the next life domains: family, friends, social union, companions, love and ultimately, happiness. If we were to create a ladder of worth with the top family would be on the starting while well-being will inhabit the topmost rung.

Everyone can have more than one values that are active system in place. Values systems will also be dynamic and if new experiences that are powerful are introduced they tend to shift subconsciously.

What are means endings and values?

Fundamental principles like “arty expression” or “personal liberty” are regularly held up by supporting worth like “secure employment” and “frugality.”

A means value allows an individual to achieve ends values. Means values are not always determined by ends values, while endings values cannot be supported adequately with no existence of means values.

For example, if “personal independence” is regarded by an individual as his most important value in life, beliefs may be held by him like he should have the ability to travel anywhere that continuing education is a must or he desires for personal progression.

In order for this type of man to follow his most significant value in life and to follow his wishes, he must have means values to support it, like valuing the wise investment of cash or valuing continuing employment.


A value also can be classified as a “towards” value or “away from” value.

A standard individual would need a life that is fulfilling and saturated in happiness.

Here are some examples to assist you to understand why your own values are structured in a manner that is particular:

Value: Routine physical exercise
Movement: Towards wellbeing

Worth: Socializing with friends frequently
Movement: Away from loneliness

Value: Working long hours
Movement: Away from poverty

Value: Buying love that is true
Movement: Towards happiness

Worth: Saving and investing money
Movement: Towards monetary freedom

Not all values are equivalent. However, when a value is stated in the “away from” arrangement, it frequently means that we subconsciously crated and subscribed to this value because of past trauma.

Any negatively influenced value will typically have a damaging effect how you set out to achieve goals related to this value. So if the movement is “away from poverty” then, if you’ve got a confident intention for keeping a value like “working long hours” the complete encounter becomes charged with negative emotions.




How are values created?

In the first part of the particular series, we learned that values are the biggest motivators in our lives.

In NLP, the initial step in changing values that are old or creating new ones is pulling or generating them.

Fortunately, the process of discovering our values can easily be done with the aid of a pencil and pad of paper.

How do you discover your core values?

Individuals who experience a lot of struggle in their lives frequently suffer from their values system.

Having the ability to actually examine them in written form and seeing all your worth can assist you to understand and assess what’s currently occurring in your life. Sometimes, a small list is all a person needs begin making positive changes and to “wake up” from a subconscious trend.


It’s possible for you to pull any part of your worth system in four easy steps:

Step 1: Select a Life Domain.

Our lives are roughly divided into domains or seven interrelated regions. To be able to examine the right set of values, you should determine the domain/s in your life which can be impacted.

Private issues can fall into at least one of the next domain names:

– Physical needs

– Societal life

– Family finances

– Private life

– Professional growth

It is not unusual for some problems to intersect two or more domains. For example, if a person is worried about debt and feels unappreciated in a low -paying occupation, then this individual’s problems obviously bisect three life domains: personal finances, personal development and professional life.

Step 2: List Down Your Fundamental Worth.

The easiest way to coax these details out of your subconscious mind is by asking yourself “what matters to me the most?” while thinking of your objective domains.

Don’t worry about the mental processes involved – let the mind care for that for you. Supporting worth will follow later on.

Step 3: Prioritize Your Values.

If you triumphed with the 2nd step, congratulations! You now have access to some part of your core values system.

But use these details yet – we need to see how you have subconsciously prioritized these values. Get your list and number the items. Make sure they are numbered in reverse so that the most important value is marked “1.”

Here’s a sample list to get you started:

Steady occupation (4)

Joyful family (2)

Authentic health (3)

Happiness (1)

Arty expression (5)

Step 4: Find the Missing Value.

If there’s a missing value reverses are frequently caused by a value system.

By way of example, if you currently have a highly-paid occupation but are unfulfilled and unhappy in life that is professional, maybe there is something in your value system that’s preventing you from pursuing goals which will bring you well-being.


Just how can you mend inconsistent worth?

In case you find a conflicting worth in your worth system, you are able to use a NLP technique that is simple to condition the mind to accept a new value that you simply would like to develop.

For example, if your “free spirit” value is in direct conflict with your “stable family life” worth then your viable alternative would be to change the internal representations of both of these values.

Submodalities Exercise: Switching Values

1. First visualize the worth that you would like to replace.

2. Visualize the value or the second worth that you simply would love to develop instead. Again, notice how it has been encoded by your subconscious mind .

3. Now switch characteristics or the submodalities of both values. What I generally do is: I first change the visual submodalities before moving to other characteristics.

4. How do you feel about your old worth? If you feel strongly attached to it, just repeat this exercise until you’ve got used the submodalities technique to hasten the replacement/removal of your old value/s.



About the Author James E. Wheelock

My name is James E. Wheelock. An engineer by trade, I created Manifestation Key to help people attract the things they want in life the best way possible.

Life has been extremely good to me!

I have a loving wife, three awesome children, a sister who has conquered the Seven Summits of the world, an entrepreneurial brother and a mother who taught us all that human beings have no limits.

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