Easy Steps to Becoming The Real Authentic You
How do you ensure that you are being authentic? What are your values that you live your life by? Being your true authentic self means what you say in life matches with what you do, and matches your actions. To really be your authentic self you need to look beyond what job you do, where you live or what you own. And more importantly, who you are to someone close to you. It goes beyond how you appear to the outside world. To be your real authentic self is about who you really are at your deepest core, when no-one else is looking.
Connecting with Others
Most of us like the idea of being true to ourselves, and why wouldn’t we? But sometimes this can be hard. When we connect with others, we can sometimes simply “go along with them in order to get along with them” and conform to what everybody else is doing. It can even feel like a reflex action, as we want to fit in, we want to be liked, and that automatically kicks in. We sometimes conform with other people because we do not want to be viewed as different from them. Or perhaps we generally believe that others are more likely to be right, therefore we should agree with them.
“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” Spoken by Marianne Williamson, spiritual leader and activist.
Become More Open Minded
To become more authentic and to seek this out in others, we first need to try to become more open-minded. We are more likely to attract the people and things we want in life when we’re open-minded and receptive to them. And this, in turn, often leads to new opportunities and new ways of thinking that will surely expand our minds even more. And of course, this in turn will bring new and different ideas and thoughts that add more value to our lives.
Live in the Moment
Live in the moment, and not dwell in the past or continually plan for the future, another important factor in being authentic. There’s no point in looking backwards – nor focus or worry on what is yet to happen. We would all be better off if we simply focused on the moment we are in and enjoyed what we have in front of us, rather than yearning for past or looking towards future times.
Carry out your Promises
Be true to yourself is fundamental to living a life of integrity. Back up what you say with actions, don’t just say the words, make sure you carry out your promises. Do what you say you’re going to do!
Be kind to yourself and others – and always treat people with respect. If you always act with kindness and love, you will find that this in turn always gives you a pay back. You feel better about yourself, just knowing that you have passed on a kind word, or gesture. And kindness is infectious, and does get passed on.
So, if you truly want to be remarkable and stand out from the crowd, you must first learn how to be yourself; this means living authentically with a deep sense of who you are and what you have to offer. Try out these easy steps today, and see how you feel. I would love to hear about your experiences, so drop me a line, make a comment, make contact whatever way is best for you.
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