Every single day our society will attempt to make you be someone you do not want to be. Life is a beautiful and transformative struggle to become our true self.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Being yourself and living in your most authentic truth requires self-awareness, self-knowledge, self-love, self-mastery, and graceful patience. Authenticity is about accepting your strengths and your weaknesses. It’s about being genuine and real about your past, present, and future.
We were not born to live in a box of self-limiting beliefs. Authenticity is the daily habit of letting go of who you think you have to be and embracing who you are. None of us are finished products. It is okay to be a masterpiece and works in progress simultaneously. So never deny yourself the precious opportunity to be and discover who you are.
Refuse to accept less than the best from yourself. Anyone can live to please others. The harder job is to live for yourself while in the service of others. Being your most authentic self demands becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable. It requires experiencing discomfort. Be bold and step out of your comfort zone. Our self-discovery journey will always be about being yourself and understanding yourself, so you can ultimately be and become more of yourself.
Authenticity begins with intention. Growth depends on how adaptable we are. Live your life with manifestation and strategy. You have a reason for being here and alive. It is your sacred duty to uncover and bestow that gift. Listen to your inner voice while being true to yourself. By embracing our deepest and most authentic self, we allow our story and most transcendent abilities to be celebrated and shared. Move outside your mind and inside your heart. Ask yourself what you want. Life will reward those who live courageously in authenticity, vulnerability, and truth!
Be true to yourself.
By Brian Nadon