How Much Do You Know About Your Highest Values?

How Much Do You Know About Your Highest Values?

The term ”values” has been used for centuries. But this one is going to elaborate on Dr. John Demartini’s ”Highest Values” scheme.

Let me introduce you to John F. Demartini. He is a professional speaker, author and business consultant whose clients range from financiers, financial planners and corporate executives to health-care professionals, actors and sports personalities.

I was introduced to Demartini during my ”Miracle Course Formula” hosted by the most eminent breath work coach in Turkey, Nevsah Fidan Karamehmet. I learnt about Demartini’s values and the famous Demartini method. ( which is LIFE-CHANGING!)

After learning about my values, I started living a more meaningful life. I wrote about my experience here.

So, what are those top values, and how can they help us live an aligned and purposeful life and for our self-growth?

When you value something, and the higher it is in your value hierarchy, the more disciplined you will be in that area. For example, writing is my second highest value. You can totally understand this if you look at my life in detail. I’m a blogger and also a writer who is currently working on her first collection of short stories and poems. My life revolves around writing, and no one else tells me to write a blog post or a poem. It comes naturally. Now, when something is at your higher value, it means that no one tells you to ”do it”. You do it naturally, you have never ending inspiration. The river flows into you.

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.

Dr. Demartini says that if a value is more important to you, it will be at the top of your values. The less important value will be at your lower level of your value hierarchy, so it’s going to be an area where you lack motivation. (For example, sports are not in my three top highest values, so I find it hard to stick to an exercise plan)

When you determine your values and live according to them, you’ll awaken motivation and inspiration in you. You’ll notice that your life is moving in that direction. I spent years asking myself ” What is my true mission in life?” I felt as if everyone knew what they wanted to do, but I felt stuck. In reality, I was already living my own destiny and my purpose in this life.

Your present destiny lies beneath your top 3 highest values.

There are some questions that are very important for the test to figure out your top 3 highest values.

The questions vary from:

-What do you spend your time on the most, second and third?

-What energizes you the most, second and third?

-What do you spend money on the most, second and third?

-In which areas of your life are you most organized and disciplined?

-In which areas of your life do you accomplish the most?

Here’s Demartini’s ”Value Determination Test”. I promise it will be worth your time. There are only 13 steps, and I swear you’ll enjoy filling the answers. 🙂

Knowing yourself is the greatest revolution on this planet. If I inspire you to do that, I would be the happiest person on this Earth now, since it means that I have achieved one of my missions!

Let’s meet in the comments section. Do you know your top three values? What are them? Did you find this post useful?

Until next time,

Pen x

Header picture credits: Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels.

Disclaimer: I do not own or claim any rights regarding the Demartini Method or the Values Factor. All copyrights belong to their respective owners. This is just a brief introduction and a comment on his Values Factor. I’m not selling any product or course of his. This post was written for general information only.

31 responses to “How Much Do You Know About Your Highest Values?”

  1. I’d never heard of a hierarchy of values before so this was really interesting! I totally agree with you that knowing your values has such a positive impact on one’s life. I sat down and wrote out my values for the first time a couple years ago and am so glad I took that time! 🙂

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  2. I love this blog so, so much. Thank you for sharing these precious nuggets of wisdom and life-transforming questions. I haven’t tried Demartini’s test yet, but I will do it on the weekend as a self-reflection exercise. I answered the questions you put here on a piece of paper though and it was quite revealing. Thank you very much!

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  3. Love this. I did a lot of work on my top values when I did some life coaching a year and a bit ago. It was interesting to see what came up for me although some things weren’t surprising at all. I definitely felt like once I had those values in place, I was able to look at life a little differently and live more to my values x

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  4. Very insightful post, Penny! I have never considered what my top values are but off the top of my head, I would say writing is definitely an important value of mine. I would love to look into Demartini’s values and his method. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I love this so much! I honestly don’t know what my highest values are, I’d say reading and writing would both be up there but I’m going to take Demartini’s test now to gain some more insight into it. I think the idea of a hierarchy of values is really unique too! Thank you so much for sharing x

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    • I’m very happy to hear that you loved this post, Ceri! Hopefully you’ll learn more about your highest values. Means a lot to me, thank you very much for commenting and reading! I always appreciate your opinions. 🙂 xx Penny

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  6. I’m loving this post. I’d never thought of asking myself those questions before but I think I’m going to have a little think and take some time answer them! Thank you so much for sharing this with us lovely, it was a really interesting read. Xo

    Elle –

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  7. Okay, these are such thought-provoking questions to be asking ourselves and others! I’d love to utilize them as journal prompts just to get the juices flowing so I can really deep dive into my priorities. Thank you for sharing!

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  8. What a gorgeous and empowering read! I love the way you break down this concept and provide a link to the determine my values page. It is definitely something I want to take, as I am curious of my ideas of what my values are will line up with an evaluation. 🙂

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  9. I feel writing is my top value. My life revolves around it. Be it market research or poetry. I will have to think to identify other values.

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  10. I actually have very little idea what my values are, but I do journal with the questions you listed as prompts (kinda). My questions are: What energised you? What drained you? And how can you improve tomorrow? Anyway, thanks for this post!

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