Being authentic is a very attractive quality but sharing our true selves can leave us feeling exposed. It takes commitment and courage to be genuine. My advice is to embrace your uniqueness, take a risk, stand out and be the ‘real deal’!
Why do we hide?
For some, it’s easier and safer to put up a façade. Consciously or unconsciously we can try to live up to others’ expectations — whether those expectations actually exist or not.
Comparing ourselves to others and copying them is a no win situation. In trying to be like others we lose our authenticity and become a counterfeit copy. And remember an imitation is never as valuable as the real thing. Those who walk their own path are believable, trustworthy and stand out which in a world of sameness and fitting is priceless!
Here are some tips to be true to you:
1. Embrace your uniqueness — love you — warts and all!
2. Don’t hide — live life to the fullest!
3. Take a risk — be courageous and stop playing it safe!
4. Stand out — don’t fit in with others’ expectations!
5. Be the real deal — live your core values everyday!
Revealing the authentic you is attractive and very fulfilling. That’s when you know you are making your unique contribution to our planet. There is no one on earth quite like you — embrace it and feel proud of who you are. Don’t be led and don’t try to conform.
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