I sorted the top 10 into what is most important as represented by a pyramid shape. The highest value I hold is growth. This is because I believe that growing and striving to grow as a person is what drives me to work hard and it requires most of the other nine values present in order for me to grow to my full potential.
My short term goal is to dig myself back into a respectable academic standing. Relating to growth, I am learning how to be a better student through this semester and just by taking this class and accepting that I cannot go forward without becoming a better student shows that I have grown as a person since I enrolled at Clemson.
It is hard to label as a goal, however I aim to always be learning and mastering new subjects throughout my lifetime. I believe that the more I understand about the world, the more I can understand within myself, so my goal is to never become complacent and to always try to retain the thirst for knowledge that i have now.
This activity opened my eyes to a lot of values that I hold close to me without even knowing it. At the same time it made me realize that a lot of values i thought were important to me were really just what I thought people expected of me and not actually what I cared about. Through this, I was able to gain further insight into my own life and I think that is a very rare occasion and that it is not to be understated. This was my favorite activity so far.