Personal Value and Development

Please assist with a 1500-1800-word paper on personal values development examining your personal values, ground rules, and/or ethics development. Focus on the developmental aspect rather than on a particular position on any issue. Define what your values are, the sources (people, institutions, events, etc. that helped shape your values, and the criteria and decision-making factors you utilize to revise them. Also, discuss the potential impact of your values and your performance in your workplace.

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... Together with hard work is the persistence and determination for without it, one can not achieve what he/she wants to become. An Asian trait of respect for the elders by kissing the hands to get blessing, saying their name whenever we answer them was also taught to us by our parents modeling them to us. Discipline is important for without it, one's life will be astray. Open communication to solve problems and even to prevent them by discussing solutions and measures to anticipate potential misunderstandings. My teachers taught us that trust is very important in keeping relationships, a positive attitude is a requirement for success, leadership is a trait and it is a task of service not only of power, cooperation is very helpful and that patience is a virtue. These values being taught were seen in the way the best people in the community model to the youth like me. Religious education, sermons from the priests are also valuable insights that helped me enlighten about the application of these traits. Schools, community, church/religion, workplace and society have helped in molding me into a better person equipped with moral values and virtues. I used to work in a school as a teacher and secretary. The school's vision/mission was to become a 'man for others'. During orientation and annual trainings where I work as the assistant of the speakers, the administration includes a seminar related to discussing how one can practice the school's vision/mission. I have noticed that teachers and staff are generous not only of their time and effort but also in sharing their concern and they also show thoughtfulness in concrete ways. They always find time and chance to help those in need. I have greatly imbibed this value and until now, I couldn't forget the transformation that I had because of my experiences and trainings that I have attended in that school. One of the persons that have made a major impact in my life was my former superior who was a nun. She was the Spiritual Development Coordinator. She administered seminars on Psychology and Spirituality. I was lucky to have attended most of them while I was working. She encouraged me to study further and so I took a masters' degree in education and that turning point has greatly helped me develop my confidence and I was able to better serve the school, working as a Secretary and at the same time, teaching English. It has also taught me how to handle children better and to be more patient with the new generation. Values are not fixed and they can change over time. Values which one consider important once may not have much value any longer. We must be aware of our values and revisit them every now and then. We need to understand our values to maximize our own energy at all times. A life-altering experience such as an illness, a divorce, a serious health issue, ...