This exercise to increase self awareness helped me realize what is important to me, and I am very content with what I chose as my core virtue. I picked passion mainly because of it's definition, which was "to have deep feeling about ideas, activities, or people." The word itself is to strict, but I feel the definition is board enough for me to stand by.
Passion, self-esteem, Autonomy, health and mastery are the five personal values I selected. I see these as values a person shows through their overall life, but to find the most essential components of your everyday life, imagine this scenario. Everyone's iPhone is capable of adding multiple apps on it. These apps can be about social media, games, books, education, health, finance or even job related. If you could pick only five apps on your phone with unlimited data and unlimited storage for free, what five categories would they feature. The answer will reveal what you find to be most essential.
In conclusion focusing on a direct credence help me complete multiple tasks, and not look for validation in what I'm doing. Once again it is not the word that correlates to me, but the definition. the word can change at any time or stage of my life, but the definition will always be the same.
For my self-directed portion of this exhibit i took the strong interest inventory test.