“Look and you will find it – What is unsought will go undetected.”  Sophocles

Getting to the roots of our authenticity is difficult but so essential to finding a sense of fulfillment in our lives. Taking ourselves seriously enough to tap into what makes us tick is as important as breathing. So how do we establish what our true value system is and how does that affect our contentment with our lives whether personally or professionally?

If you were asked, “What are your core values?” could you state the top five things you value most in your life? If you answered no, don’t feel bad, you are not alone. We often struggle to articulate our values, however, when our values are compromised, our bodies know and react. You may be able to relate to a time when you were called out in front of your peers work for making a mistake. You may have felt anger, you may have blushed, you may have wanted to run and hide. All of these reactions happen when your core value of “respect” has been compromised.

Take some time to reflect on your core values. Being aware is essential to your sense of wellbeing and part of how you determine your fit in relationships both personally and within the workplace.