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Discovering Your Intrinsic Value System: Unlocking More Joy in 2024

Why Wonder Why?

Have you ever wondered what truly drives you? What motivates you to pursue certain activities or engage with certain people? Ever caught yourself pondering the mysteries of life, such as why you're so drawn to that sweaty yoga class or why you'd rather clean toilets than work on your book-keeping. Would you consider missing your weekly book club? Well, my friend, you're not alone. The secret ingredient to your special sauce lies in your intrinsic values. These are the guiding stars steering you towards your true north, making your life a whole lot zestier. Let's dive in and discover your intrinsic value system, the secret recipe for a more joyful existence.

What is Your Ulitmate Why? 

Your intrinsic values represent what is important to you on a core level. They are the guiding principles that shape your beliefs, actions, and decisions. These values are unique to you and reflect your true authentic self. They are your secret dance moves, the ones that make you shimmy, shake, and twirl like no one's watching. They are the underlying principles that swirl around your everyday decisions, actions, and beliefs. Identifying these can give you the clarity to see what really makes you break into your happy dance.

Reaching the Stars By Reaching Within

When you are aware of your intrinsic values, you can consciously direct your attention towards activities and goals that align with them. This allows you to focus your time and energy on endeavors that bring you the greatest joy and fulfillment. For example, if you value creativity, you may find immense satisfaction in pursuing artistic endeavors or exploring innovative solutions to problems.If you enjoy going to music events ask yourself what it is that makes you smile. Is it the music? The engagement with others and sharing the moment? Seeing your friends feel alive and others happy? Each of these are separate intrinsic values. 

Understanding your intrinsic values is like having a personal GPS that guides you towards joy and fulfillment. For instance, if you find yourself lost in the colors of a sunset, you might value beauty or nature. If you're the one at the party who's more excited about the cheese platter than the DJ, you could value gastronomy. Or, if you feel an unstoppable urge to help your friend move, even though you'd rather wrestle a grizzly bear, you might value friendship or service. It's all about finding your "why" and letting it guide you to more of those fist-pumping, "Yes! This is what life's about!" moments.

Your Guiding Stars

Using your intrinsic values as a compass, you can connect with others who share similar values. By understanding your intrinsic values you will be able to enjoy a broader range of things. Its great to connect with others because you love the same things. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are also rewarded by activities aligned with your values can create a sense of camaraderie and support. By understanding your intrinsic value system you can then enjoy supporting others in a way that rewards you while engaging in activities that are different. These relationships can be instrumental in personal growth and can foster a sense of belonging. Connecton is essential to growth and our well-being.

Let Your Why Connect You

Discovering your intrinsic values allows you to explore new experiences and enjoy activities that may not be your usual hobbies. By focusing on the intrinsic rewards these activities offer, you can find genuine enjoyment and fulfillment, even in unfamiliar terrain. 

Knowing your intrinsic values helps you find your tribe. You'll be able to connect with others who share your values, creating a sense of camaraderie and support. Think of it as joining a super cool club where everyone gets your inside jokes and understands why you spend your weekends reenacting scenes from your favorite movie. It's about finding kindred spirits who'll join you on this wild ride called life.

Love Connections

Who knew understanding your personal value system could be the secret to a more fulfilling love life?

Understanding your intrinsic values can also enhance your relationships with others. When you recognize what truly rewards you, you are better able to communicate your needs and desires to your loved ones. It may bring about a creativity that will allow you to explore new ways of being together. It's like finding a new language that helps you express your deepest feelings and desires.  This promotes a deeper level of mutual understanding, empathy, and connection. By aligning your values, you can create stronger, more meaningful relationships built on shared passions and interests.

Embracing Your Inner Unicorn

Identifying your intrinsic values is like getting a VIP pass to your unique authenticity. You can ditch the pressure of societal expectations and embrace your inner unicorn. It's about being unapologetically you, in all your glorious weirdness. It takes some commitment but you are worthy of it. So, start keeping a record of how you spend your time, and keep asking "why" until you've uncovered the real reasons behind your choices. You'll know you've hit gold when you feel that deep, satisfying hum of alignment.

Follow Your Yellow Brick Road

Understanding your intrinsic values is like finding your personal yellow brick road. It can transform your life, leading you towards experiences and relationships that truly light you up. So, embrace your authentic self and unlock your true potential by diving deep into your intrinsic value system. After all, you're the star of your own life—make it a blockbuster!

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