I feel that your personal values has a tremendous affect on setting short or long term goals.During the exercise the it was hard for me to get rid of the very important to me category and narrow it to one. Those values that I had place in the very important and important to me column is the values in which I strive for each day. I found that those values reflect the type of person i am today. In terms of political science it is necessary to posse some of those skills to become an effect leader with the community. Values are powerful and effective determinants of human accomplishment and progress. They represent our deepest desires: what I want to stand for, how I want to relate to the world, and how I want to be remembered. Values reflect my sense of right and wrong and what I believe should be. In so far as values have the power to influence my behavior.