“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” – Soren Kierkegarrd
We sometimes don’t say or do certain things because we are worried about how we will be perceived. We want ourselves and the people around us to be honest and credible but it’s not that simple. It is ingrained in us through our upbringing and social expectactions that it is important to fit in with society and be liked. We are constantly trying to better ourselves so we are more likeable.
However, we are all unique, and by having an open mind about others and their individuality maybe we can strive to be a little more true to ourselves also. It is not easy to be authentic but with a little self searching to get to know your true self, with courage and boldness we can contribute so much more to this world by stepping outside the box and being a little different.
Today I challenge you to be brave and maintain your integrity. To be vulnerable about your feelings, to admit when you are wrong or if you don’t know something. I invite you to honour who you really are, not with arrogance, but with self confidence and authenticity. Be brave, be honest, be yourself. There is only one YOU. It will be difficult at first but by being more open with your thoughts and feelings you will feel happier and learn so much more about yourself and others.
Have a fantastic 5th day of the month and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for Day 6 of Healthy Mind Power Week! Don’t forget to subscribe and I would love to hear from you in the comment section below.
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