Be Authentically You, Even if it Hurts!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes it hurts to be true to yourself. You won’t go with the flow when you feel in your heart something’s wrong. You’re passionate about things no one else seems to care about. Others wish you would curb your enthusiasm.

It’s hard to be true to yourself when the whole world seems to be shouting, “Blend in!” Those who won’t dance want you to sit down. Those who don’t sing want you to be quiet.

Don’t pay attention. Even when it hurts, be authentically you! If you aren’t, you will lose credibility with yourself, and ultimately with others. As long as you are kind, and allow others to be who they are as well, don’t worry about being liked. It’s better to be loved by a few for being the real you, than to try and please everyone by hiding who you are.

“We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.” ~André Berthiaum

 

 

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