Being true to yourself is not about whether you are successful, wealthy, or have a chosen career path. Sometimes it is more about you being accepting of your authentic self, allowing your essence to shine, and not giving your power to anyone to rain on your parade. It is about making those decisions that align with your values.
Being true to yourself sometimes takes courage because you will, at times, need to stand alone in your convictions. You are not trying to win a popularity contest, and you care more about what you think of yourself than what others think of you. You are open to opinions and advice, but ultimately you chose the path that makes you sleep at night. You are guided by your internal space, thus giving you a more centered perspective on life.
I learned at an early age to be true myself, even if I was not aware that was what I was doing. My siblings and I heard these words ‘always be true to yourself’ from our parents all the time (or so it seemed). We rolled our eyes whenever they would bestow upon us yet another of their many life lessons.
Now, I feel blessed that I had enough latitude to make age-appropriate decisions with a high level of confidence, which overtime shaped me to become the person I am today.
You are being pulled in different directions trying to manage your professional and personal lives while adjusting to the new norms of today’s world. However, more so than ever, you must seek the strength to find peace with the man or the woman in the mirror, by being true to yourself.