Being Your Authentic Self

When we show up as ourselves, we can experience some pretty amazing things. Too often, we go out into the world trying to be someone we’re not. Trying to impress someone, trying to fit in, trying to be how society says we should be. We get influenced from those closest to us, from our upbringing and from our experiences. But what if we were to start listening to our true self? That voice that tells us we’re uncomfortable being around that person, unhappy in that job, that we don’t like getting drunk on the weekends just because our friends do.

When we people-please, we destroy a little part of our true self, but what we fail to realise is, that we can be exactly the person that we want to be, even if some people don’t like us. Our fear is that we will be rejected, that people won’t like who we really are, but at the end of the day, we don’t need everyone to like us. Do you really want to be around someone who doesn’t like the real you anyway?

Alternatively, when we start to show our true self on a daily basis, we start attracting the people that are already similar to us, that already like who we genuinely are - our tribe. We start to attract the right jobs for us, the right passions, the right travel destinations, the right foods, the right fun activities. Life becomes effortless and so much more fulfilling.

Try spending your week listening out for that little voice. When it tries to nudge you away from something…listen. When it tries to pull you towards something…listen. In time, your life will change dramatically. I can say this coming from someone who was an expert people-pleaser, always striving to get people to like me. It was unfulfilling and I felt empty inside. Finding, loving and being yourself is the most important thing you can do in your life. It is the foundation to success. It is the foundation to true happiness.