We all have them—those intangible principles that underpin our behaviours, guide our decisions, and give our life its unique flavour. They’re our core values, the quiet compass steering us through the complex labyrinth of life. This week, we at Victus are putting the spotlight on these powerful drivers and their role in crafting a purposeful, fulfilling life.
Developed by the renowned psychologist Shalom Schwartz, the value wheel is a fascinating tool that identifies ten universal values, each capturing a different facet of human existence. These values are Power, Achievement, Hedonism, Stimulation, Self-Direction, Universalism, Benevolence, Tradition, Conformity, and Security.
Picture a wheel, with each of these values as its spokes. Now, imagine arranging these spokes in the order of their importance to you. Suddenly, you have a personalised representation of what truly fuels your motivations and drives your life choices.
Understanding your unique arrangement of these universal values can provide a deep, insightful glimpse into your core motivators. It allows you to make choices and take actions that align with your intrinsic values, enabling you to lead a life that’s not just successful, but deeply satisfying and personally fulfilling.
Barbara Fredrickson, a distinguished professor of psychology, beautifully captures the essence of a values-based life: “Living a life that aligns with one’s values and passions leads to a more fulfilling and purposeful life. It creates a sense of meaning and belonging that cannot be achieved by any other means.”
This statement stands as a powerful testament to the transformative impact of leading a life driven by core values. When we align our decisions, actions, and lifestyle with our values, we unlock a level of fulfilment and purpose that’s uniquely enriching.
This alignment is what we at Victus Group aim to facilitate in our approach to financial planning. Our mission is not merely to help you grow your wealth, but to ensure that your financial plans reflect and support your core values, thereby contributing to a life that’s holistically rich and rewarding.
Values are more than just words—they’re the inner compass guiding us through the myriad choices and challenges life throws our way. They’re the bedrock of a fulfilling, purposeful life, a life that’s not just lived, but relished.
At Victus, we believe that your financial plans should be an extension of your values, a tool that enables you to lead the lifestyle that you cherish. Ready to align your financial plans with your core values? Reach out to us at Victus, and let’s craft a financial strategy that’s as unique as your values. This is financial planning, the Victus way.