Defining your authentic-self:
What authentic-self isn’t!
1. It’s not saying what you like without filters – It’s being considered, selective and appropriate.
2. It’s not pushing your opinions on others - its being assertive, self-assured and saying what you want to say, and getting your point over to others in a respectful manner.
3. It’s not saying the first thing that comes into your head - It’s laying out mindful, well thought through well-balanced opinions and arguments.
4. It’s not confronting – it’s confirming!
Embedding authenticity into our day to day lives
To summarise. In order to embed your authentic-self, you are on a continual journey to;
o Live the life you love, incorporating all things that you love in life
o Be true and honest with yourself and others
o Be assertive and respectful of others
o Offer mindful, considered, well-balanced opinions and arguments
o Maintain a sense of personal worth
o Maintain a deep level of self-awareness
You have now learnt what is meant by the term authentic-self, what the benefits are, the characteristics of an authentic-self person, and benefits of being your authentic-self. Also how you can embed your authenticity into your life.
For your interest I will leave you with some Authentic living quotes.
I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas for discovering your authentic-self, so please leave your comments after reading this article.
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