Dr. John Demartini – Determining your values to achieve your maximum potential


I took Dr. John Demartini’s values assessment the other day. In his assessment, he mentions not hitting your goals due to incongruence in your values and your boundaries. I think this is huge and wanted to know more about why that is. What does it take to achieve your maximum potential while sticking to your values?

Dr. John Demartini explained that every human being, regardless of gender, age, or culture, lives moment by moment with a unique set of priorities or values. Things that are most important to the least important in their life. Whatever is highest on that list of values, which in his case is teaching and research, you are spontaneously inspired from within to achieve it. You’re willing to embrace both pain and pleasure in the pursuit of it. And so, your endurance and patience are very high.

Dr. John Demartini finds, many times, that people compare themselves to other people, they put other people on a pedestal, and minimize themselves. They inject other people’s values in their life, and attempt to envy and imitate other people. People lose themselves and what’s truly important to them, trying to be somebody they’re not and wondering why they don’t have the capacity or the persistence to keep achieving what they say they want, when in fact they’re too busy doing what is actually higher on their value without them being conscious of it.

But whatever’s low on your value is more of an extrinsic value, and you tend to have to add to that motivation, reward to do it, or punishment if you don’t do it, to get you to do it. And so, you procrastinate, hesitate, and get frustrated. So, if you set goals that are incongruent and not aligned with what your highest value is, you have a decreasing probability of pursuing it, persevering towards it, and being willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Dr. John Demartini was full of insightful information like this. Check out the full podcast to hear more.


Dr. John Demartini

Dr. John Demartini is a world-renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, polyglot, author, and global educator, and is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior, leadership, and entrepreneurialism. He has studied over 30,000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and is the founder of the Demartini Institute. He has authored more than 40 books on a wide range of topics such as corporate and financial empowerment, self-development, relationships, and social transformation. He has appeared on Larry King Live and regularly contributes to the Oprah Magazine.

“Your hierarchy of values is going to dictate your financial destiny.” – Dr. John Demartini


Episode Highlights:

  • Why incongruence with your boundaries and values hinders you from hitting your goals
  • 6 things that are common in billionaires
  • How to use your label (ADHD or dyslexia) as an asset
  • 10 questions that will determine whether you have an intention to be financially independent
  • How to stabilize your business growth (Especially during this pandemic)
  • Exercise: How to do what you love on a daily basis and delegate the rest away
  • How to teach your children accountability
  • Determining your values to achieve your maximum potential
  • How to deal with death (Especially when it is someone you love)


Demartini Value Determination Process



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