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03/05/2021 Personal Values & Integrity Index

Alright, so this is the first EVER Personal Value & Integrity Index.

This is going to be an everyday project where I'll be tracking how closely I'm living with my personal values.


Why am I tracking this stuff?


Well, I've recently figured that a life of purpose is a life lived in alignment with your values.

Your values.

Not your parents, not your partners, not your friends. 

But your values - the unique things that are important to you to live a fulfilled life of meaning.

The thing I'm learning is that it's actually quite hard to really know what your values are because we're so influenced by other people, society, etc. 

But for now, after doing a bit of soul searching here are my main personal values (at least I think they're mind anyway).

They are: Creativity, Learning, Freedom, Simplicity.

I'm rolling with these to begin with, but I'll probably refine them as I get better at knowing what it is that I really want.  

Oh, and I chucked in integrity in there too.  

Not necessarily as a personal value, but I've felt that it's something that I've probably lacked in my life so I'm going to make a concerted effort to change it moving forward.  

So as you'll see, I've built a fancy way of showcasing my progress and tracking things so that I can see how I'm getting on.

I'm also going to be adding in a bit of a 'what I did good, what I did bad' section too.  Like this:

What I did good

  • I put in a pretty decent effort renovating my van.
  • I had a fresh juice in the morning.
  • I didn't drink any booze.
  • I went for a cold water swim.

What I did bad

  • I checked my phone a fair bit checking on my crypto trading app.
  • My mum left me a WhatsApp message trying to have a chat and I didn't get back.
  • I lied to a friend about wanting them to come around for coffee to sound nice

Tasks for tomorrow, to be better than I was today:

I read an article about how important it is to start tracking your bad habits, so I think I'm going to start there.  Plus, I'm going to get some of the shit out of my head onto paper (jobs that I know I've got to do, but really don't want to), and I'm also going to actually call my mum - I think I'll do that now.

Anyway, that's about it I think for the first introduction to this whole thing, It'll likely (but not definitely) get better going forward.

- Rowan. 


PERSONAL VALUE & INTEGRITY INDEX


40%
CREATIVITY
30%
LEARNING
40%
FREEDOM
40%
SIMPLICITY
Current Progress
Current Progress
Current Progress
INTEGRITY METER

About the author 

Rowan Clifford

Hey, I'm Rowan. I wrote the article above that you found, then read, and we're intrigued enough to check out the bio. You probably don't know how much went in to get you here, but if you're interested, that's exactly what I teach on this blog :)

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