This above all; to thine own self be true.

This above all; to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare
We have a culture handbook. We have defined our organization’s values, outlined desired behaviors, and identified the outcomes we strive to achieve. Our district’s values are, in many ways, universal. We identified what was already at our core, in our heart of hearts. We now have a common vocabulary and clarity. We are true to our vales.
As individuals, we need to be just as clear about our personal values. As we go through each day, our values must be in alignment with our behavior. Our actions are more of a reflection of who we are than who we strive to be. When we, as individuals, take the time to identify our core values we are better able to live a life of purpose – rather than a life of emotion.  
You must be true to you. The only way to be true to oneself is to have alignment with our thoughts and actions, with our values and behaviors. What are your core values? Are your core values in alignment with your daily actions? If not, what are you going to do to be true to yourself?

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