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Better Man

30 Days to a better man

30 Days to a better man don’t worry about prioritizing them yet. We’ll do that later. Our goal right now is to just get down whatever comes to you.) 5. If you have more than five values, eliminate some. Think hard about what you truly value in life. Put a star by the values you’re sure about. Then take the ones that you feel are important, but aren’t sure if they’re top 5 material, and put them in pairs. Think about two of those values side by side, and ask yourself which of the two is more important. Then eliminate the other. Keep pitting the survivors against each other until you’re down to 5. If some of the values you listed are just two words describing the same idea, combine them. 6. Prioritize. Once you whittle your list to five core values, prioritize them in order from most important to least important. Ideally, your core values complement each other, but there might be times when two or more conflict. When that happens, which value will trump? If you know this before that choice presents itself, you’ll know how to proceed. And even if your values conflict in the future, look for creative ways to combine them. For example, family might be your top priority, but so is volunteering. When you have the choice of spending time with your kids or signing up to help at a charity event, do both by bringing the kiddos along with you. If you’re having trouble getting started, I’ve provided a list of values that you might consider. The list isn’t exhaustive; there are literally hundreds of values you could have. • Adventure • Balance • Confidence • Control • Creativity • Discipline • Education • Faith • Family • Financial Security • Friends • Freedom • Fulfillment • Forgiveness • Fun • God • Growth • Happiness • Health • Hope • Honesty • Humor • Independence 12

Brett and Kate McKay • Integrity • Kindness • Knowledge • Marriage • Peace of mind • Power • Progress • Reason • Security • Self-reliance • Service • Spirituality • Strength • Success • Truth • Wisdom Today’s Task: Define Your Core Values Your task for Day 1 is to discover, clearly define, and write down your core values. My 5 Core Values Write your core values in the space provided below and revisit them now and then to remind yourself what’s truly important to you: 1. ________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________________ 13