I know we've all seen people that we admire. And it's ok to admire others, but it's not ok to try to be them. You are you and that is enough all by itself.
Being authentic is just genuinely being yourself. No pretense about who you are, what you believe, and how you feel. However, being authentic is not just about being yourself, but it's also about truly enjoying and loving yourself just the way you are. Reason being is “no one can beat you being you”, so why not be you all the way.
Years ago, I made a decision to just be myself. Regardless of who may or may not like me, I found that trying to be someone else is too much work, takes too much energy, cost too much time, and most of all causes an allergic reaction inside of me!
How about you? Are you afraid to be authentically YOU? If so, why? Many of us let fear of what someone is going to think about you if you showed them who you really are for fear of rejection. Don't be; because there is freedom in owning the fact that you were uniquely designed to be the fabulous you that you are.
Wear your hair the way you want to wear it. Dress the way you like to look. Talk the way that you enjoy communicating and connecting with people. And, do the activities that you love to do and that makes you feel happy and alive. Don't let fear hold you back from this reality that you have been wonderful and fearfully made!
This allows you to be the real and this "realness" is what people are looking for. When you are real and know yourself, you don’t need to seek permission or approval to own who you are and you can do it unapologetically and without reservation.
So in the words of the brilliant Miles Davis, the great jazz musician once said, “It takes a long time to learn how to play you”. In other words, it takes time to get your own sound, your own vibe, your own voice, and to occupy your own space confidently on the planet. So, I challenge you to learn how to play you by showing up authentically daily as yourself! This is when you are at your Best!
Here is an affirmation to help you practice being authentically YOU:
AFFIRMATION: I’M FREE TO BE 100% AUTHENTIC
Say it everyday until it becomes apart of you like breathing! You are uniquely you by God's design and being who He has created you to be is your birthright. Knowing this not only frees you from the inside out, but at the same time it gives others permission to be themselves as well.
How awesome is that! Real authenticity allows you to show up in your home, in your relationships, in your business, and on your job as someone you are proud to be and is no longer hiding your true identity in any area of your life. So go ahead and empower yourself by embrace your true essence of being who you already are.
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