Are you being authentic to your true self?
Discovering how to be your true self — your authentic self — is a journey that everyone must take in order to find their happiness in life.
Authenticity can be more complicated than it should be, however — so how can you be true to yourself and find your purpose? After all, if we could all just live our truth without struggling, no one would ever be unhappy, would they?
Learning to love yourself and be true to your hopes and dreams is something many people struggle with, but truly authentic living is a process that, thankfully, everyone can undergo.
You can achieve happiness. You can get through the difficult parts in life without putting aside the things that are meaningful and important to you, like your hopes and dreams.
The path to authentic living starts with a choice. And if you’re ready to make that choice and embrace your truth, then luckily for you, we’ve gathered advice from 85 Experts in love and relationships to guide you on your way!
Never give up on the things you’re passionate about. Never surrender to something that doesn’t seem right in life just because it will make someone else happy. Being true to yourself and living an authentic life is a big decision; but one that you will never look back on as being a bad choice.
So, if you’re ready to start following your passion, here are 86 tips from Experts on how to embrace authentic living by being your true self:
1. Determine what being true to you means
“In order to live a life that is aligned with your true self one has the duty to put in the effort to recognize what being true to yourself means. We do not find the true self in others, for most people this is the fear that hinders the process of self-actualization.”
Hayley Rayner is an LPC-s who works with couples.
2. Do what you say you’re going to do
“Congruency and consistency are key. Do you best every day to be 100 percent certain your words align with your actions. When we don’t do what we say we’re going to do — for ourselves and others — we derail our credibility with both, resulting in lost confidence and missed connections.”
Erika Isler is a life, career, and family coach.