Personal Readiness Questionnaire, and Commitment to Succeed
Why Are Readiness & Commitment Important?
Our thoughts, choices, actions, behaviors, experiences and feelings are heavily influenced by our existing values. This relationship has significant repercussions on our state of health, and is a key driver of our state of mind, well-being, and health.
Our body is influenced by our mindset – of what makes us who we are – as opposed to the immediacy of what we may want or have intentions for. We are creatures of habit, and are the result of those habits.
If we continue to think about ourselves in the same way and continue to adhere to our current habits, it is highly unlikely that we will change. We also have less likelihood of creating a better state of health. It means we may be stuck in a habitual process that continues to drive our lifestyle and poor state of health, as shown below:
Consider what would happen if we are willing and ready to change, and are committed to that change. It requires that we ‘see’ ourselves in a different way, which will create new thoughts, actions and behaviors. Commitment to this has the effect of creating a new state of being for us, and is an enabler of a new state of health, as indicated below:
Consider also this following statement from one of China’s most famous ancient philosophers, Lao Tzu (571 BCE). It is self-explanatory and, in today’s contemporary society, is both relevant and scientifically proven:
- “Watch your thoughts, they become your words;”
- “Watch your words, they become your actions;”
- “Watch your actions, they become your habits;”
- “Watch your habits, they become your character;”
- “Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”
There is great benefit in understanding ourselves and our values. It can be a good guide and measure for us in considering our ability to accept change, to be self disciplined, to be successful at particular tasks, and much more.
Values and our readiness to change are deeply immersed in our decision making process and prepare us to act in a certain way depending on the consequences of those actions.
At BeWellAgain we believe that the major barriers people face in improving their health is being able to accept change, to change habits, and to have the commitment necessary to succeed. The intention of the following questionnaire is to:
- give you a better understanding of yourself
- be able to determine your readiness and ability to benefit from our BeWellAgain process
- explore together how you may better be able to succeed in your goal of optimum health
The Portrait Values Questionnaire
The Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ) is based on the concept of portrait values developed by social psychologist Shalom Schwartz in the late 80s. This PVQ was designed in 2001 and portrait values are taken from optimistminds.com/pvq/. For more information please go to this link.
Schwartz established 10 basic values with different motivational goals which are as follow:
- Universalism – has a motivational goal of understanding and protecting the welfare of humans and nature.
- Benevolence – involves protecting and enhancing the welfare of human beings with whom one is constantly in contact with.
- Tradition – is acceptance of ideologies and beliefs that one’s tradition provides.
- Restrain – involves restricting one’s impulses that might result in harm of some other person.
- Safety – has underlying motivational goal of harmony and safety of society, oneself and other.
- Power – involves status and prestige and power over other individuals and resources.
- Achievement – involves succeeding by showing competence that falls under the standards defined by society.
- Hedonism – has the underlying motivational goal of gratifying one’s own impulses.
- Stimulation – involves seeking excitement and thrill in life.
- Self-direction – involves defining and exploring one’s own way.
Schwartz organized these values in a circular way according to compatibility or incompatibility of values.
The PVQ is used successfully to screen personal values in multiple environments. It is also used to get insights into ourselves.
Take the PVQ here to get a deeper understanding of your personal values, your inner motives and resources, and readiness to accept change and create new habits.
Begin to Answer The Questionnaire:
Answer the following 21 questions. Imagine you are asked to compare yourself with short descriptions of 21 different people and answer how similar you think you are to that person’s portrait provided, ranging from “very much like me” to “not like me at all.”
After you have answered, results will be sent to BeWellAgain automatically. If you are a known or pre-arranged client of ours we will email to you your results, or a link to your results, within 24-hours. If you are not a client of BeWellAgain you won’t receive any results.
For information, this is an example of typical results: