Aveneu Park, Starling, Australia

Personal honesty with speaking truth to others but

 
Personal Values are the core guidelines or beliefs which direct our conduct, actions and decisions. Through speculating my life journey, I strongly believe that the following are my core personal values:

 
 
 

     Love-of-Learning                  Honesty                           Love                            Fairness                    Humility
                                                                                                   

 
 

                                           Gratitude                          Commitment                   Hard work
                                                                                         
These are the values that I have inculcated within myself with the exposure I had in my life. Many of these values are routed to what I have seen in my family, workplace, culture, history and my all together understanding of the world. Even though I have numerous personal values, but the ones mentioned above are the dominant values which are the most valuable and crucial to me. The importance of each of these values in my life is strongly entailed with in the interpretation I have of each of them.
 
 

HONESTY

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

Usually people relate honesty with speaking truth to others but for me it is being truthful to yourself first and then others. Therefore, Honesty first brings me peace then honour as it is a strong reflection of a good character. Honesty further brings consistency in life as when we are honest we represent our actual feelings, thoughts and intentions. I strongly believe in the saying that it is easier to speak 100 truths than a single lie.

In my life I have always been honest, and it is due to my father. When I was in standard 2 my father was taking my exam at home and I cheated. He didn’t say anything then and finally when I scored badly in the main exam he made me sit and think. He asked me to think that what is the reason that I failed. I replied in a haste “I don’t understand mathematics”. He said no and kept on pushing me till I confessed I cheated. But more importantly he made me understand a very subtle but a beautiful lesson that I wasn’t cheating anyone else but myself.

Since this incidence, I have never lied to myself which has inbuilt the character of me being honest to others as well.
I practice honesty by telling the truth to others.
 

 
 

LOVE-OF-LEARNING

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WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

It means developing new skillset or expanding the current knowledge base unceasingly.

In my perspective of a dynamic life the learning curve of a person should never be constant. It should grow continuously. It helps in making individuals productive and fight setbacks.

I personally cannot stay in a place with no opportunity of learning and developing myself. This is the major reason that I left my secured public-sector job for joining MBA program as it enfolds millions of opportunities to learn wherein I am trying to learn new things daily. I have also joined Zumba classes to learn new dance form.
 

 
 
 

LOVE

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

For me love is something which is unconditional. It is the value which has its fundamentals in respect, care and support towards those people who are important to us.
 

I always relate love with my family specifically my Father. He has always given me immense support, care and respect therefore, I see love in these forms of affection. Since I share a close bond with my father therefore, I strongly believe that for building close relationships it is necessary to have love which for me is respect, care and support for the other person.

Because of my value for love I usually make very few but close friends. I always try to support and take care of my family and friends.

 
 

FAIRNESS

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

People believe Life is unfair, so we should try to make it fairer. For me it means equal treatment. I feel it to be very much related to justice i.e. by being unfair we actually do injustice to the other person.
 
 
 
 
 
 

In my family I have seen one of my family member becoming victim of gender unfairness and how it impacted her life which has made me a firm follower of fairness.
Further my stand for this value is also linked with honesty because when we do things with honesty it automatically replicates in to fairness.
 

I always ensure that decision taken should always be fair not only in quantitative terms but also in qualitative aspects. I firstly try to understand the situation, person and actions before declaring the outcome. Because many a times, when we put ourselves in someone else’s shoes it is then we realize the intention behind the course of actions taken by other.

 
 

HUMILITY

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

I have developed my understanding of humility by seeing my Father as the value of concentrating on performing our duties without the fetish for appreciation.

He is a surgeon in Government Hospital. Hundreds of patients come to him and he is among the best surgeon in our city. He studied from a village and reached to this position, but I have never seen a drop of arrogance in him. After every operation he gives credit to whole team. He is always polite and concentrate on serving the patients. He has taught me to deal with success and failure with a grace. With him comes my understanding of humility.

I try to listen more than talking which helps me in understanding another person’s view. I try to give compliments to my classmates for their exceptional performance or for their hard work.

 
 
 
 

COMMITMENT

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WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

For me commitment represents dedication and the character of a person as it justifies his/her trustworthiness.

Throughout my life I have seen my Father’s strong commitment towards his goal of serving people which has inspired me to be like him.
It keeps me motivated in my life.

I strongly adhere to this value. Whenever I make a promise or set up a goal I give my best to live up to the expectations of others and myself.

 

HARDWORK

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

It is the value which guides me to push myself ahead. It is also based on my other values of love for learning as both fuel me for striving to improve and learn new things.

Since childhood I was bad at mathematics however, I kept on working hard till I mastered it and eventually cracked IIT JEE exam. In the whole process I have seen and realized the importance of hard work in life.

I always try to give my best shot in understanding or doing a task each time. For instance, I find Finance difficult, so I ensure to make extra efforts for improving myself in that domain.

 

GRATITUDE

INTERPRETATION

WHY THIS VALUE?

PRACTICING VALUE

Consciousness about the positive things in our life and being grateful for its presence.

When I was a child my neighbour saved me from a terrible accident that incident made me realize that life doesn’t work in silos and it is because of contribution of many that I am leading a successful life. Further expressing gratitude has always made me feel more secure.

I always tell my parents that how important they are for me as they are the major reasons for all the accomplishments in my life.