What is so important about being authentic? In today’s fast paced world where everyone is more connected than ever, there is a trend of people not being as authentic as they used to. If you were to look back in history you would find that there were many times that a handshake was all that was needed to make something happen. Now that is not the case, as there are more people than ever who are not being authentic to themselves and the community around them. Ask yourself this, how many people in your life right now can you identify as not being authentic?
Why does Being Authentic Matter?
Being authentic is by far one of the most important things anyone can do in life, as its one of the qualities and traits that no one can ever take from you. How many people have you met that lost everything in the world, or had the worst string of luck yet they remained authentic to themselves? I’m sure you have seen your fair share of people who are authentic and those that are far from it. When you remain authentic to yourself you are able to attract people to you because of honesty and integrity who ultimately will attract more people.
How can I start Being Authentic?
You can simply start being authentic by being yourself and not trying to be someone else. People who know like and trust you will love you for who you are instead of trying to be something your not. We are surrounded by people who are trying to constantly trying to impress others by not being true to themselves and it stands out. Ask yourself who you are at your core, then ask those who are closest to you how they view you. They will help provide insight into who we are at the core. Those who are closest to us will not be afraid of telling us why they like us and what makes us special. Use that information to gain insight into why people want to be around you, then expand upon it on what makes you happy deep inside. Once you pull back the layers that have been built up on because of society you will discover the being authentic is one of the simplest things in life to do.