As people, we want to make sure that we do whatever we can to ensure that we come across to those around us as an authentic person. Someone who is what they say that they are. You may think that you are ‘authentic’ and that other people should trust you when you say that. But, how do they know that? How can you prove to them that?
To help you along your way; we have put together the key things that you can do to make sure that you become as authentic a person as possible.
Be true to whoever you are
One of the easiest ways to show that you are authentic is to recognise who you are and then be true to whoever you are. It may seem obvious but being able to show who we really are inside is something that so many of us forget to do. If you have a set of morals and values, then don’t be afraid to live by them.
“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.”Eckhart Tolle
Remember how you treat others is how they will see you
Whilst we can’t control what people think about us or how they see us as a person, what we can control is the image that we project out from ourselves. This means that we need to be aware of how we treat other people and how this may be seen on the outside. If you are someone who treats people with kindness and respect, then they will see us as being authentic and as someone as they can trust and believe in.
Don’t be afraid to live in the moment
We spend too much of our time worrying about how we look to others and how we are seen. So much so that we become afraid to just live and enjoy life as it is. One of the simplest ways to show those around you that you truly are the person that they think you are is just to enjoy life. Don’t worry about what you are up to, don’t try and plan your life to the last minute. Just live in the moment and be who you are.
We, as people can learn so much from those around us, but only if we are open to learning from them. This means that one of the things that we can do to show that we are an authentic person is recognise that we can learn from those around us. Be open-minded, be a good listener, be the person that they want to go to when they need help. That is an authentic person.
Know your purpose
Wandering through life without direction, hoping that one day you will find happiness and prosperity, is more like procrastination than having a purpose. Identify your life purpose and you will have your own unique compass that will lead you to your truth north every time.
Many of us want to be as authentic as possible; however, we often don’t know where to start. Focus on these key things and we can promise you that not only will you believe more in yourself, but others will too.