Values & Principles

Based on the approach used in the Agile Manifesto for software development, we are uncovering better ways of becoming our best selves by following specific values and principles. These values and principles also help others learn our Agile Best Self philosophy.

Agile Best Self Values

The ability to be our authentic selves over figuring out how to fit in.
Iteratively creating our next best self over following a plan.
Getting and sharing energy from like-hearted people over relying solely on self motivation.
Mindfully adapting over prescriptive self improvement.

There is a time and a place for the items on the right; however, we frequently value items on the left more.

12 Agile Best Self Principles

The 12 Agile Best Self Principles
Principle 1
Our highest priority is to be our best self and enable others to be their best selves.
Principle 2
Welcome change with curiosity. 
Principle 3
Build daily self-care habits. 
Principle 4
Engage your trusted circle daily.
Principle 5
Create a best self environment of motivation, trust, and support for yourself and others.
Principle 6
The most effective way to be your best self is to be mindful and intentional.
Principle 7
Investing time in yourself is the primary measure of progress.
Principle 8
Prioritize “being more” over “doing more” for sustainability.
Principle 9
Continuous attention to scientific research enhances best self.
Principle 10
Simplicity— focusing on what energizes your best self —is essential.
Principle 11
The best inspirations and insights emerge from like-hearted communities.
Principle 12
At regular intervals, reflect on how to become your best self, then tune and adjust behavior to be in alignment.

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