How Could You Live More Authentically
The secret to living a better quality of life is living authentically.
Authentic people are happier, because:
- They’re on their own path
When you live authentically, you determine the flow of your own life.
You commit to the beliefs and actions that help you manifest the jobs, relationships and experiences that bring you joy, meaning and happiness.
- They’re more resilient
When you are comfortable in your own skin and you know your own truths, it becomes much easier to "get in line" and "stay in line", and break through any obstacle or setback you might experience in life.
- They have more meaningful relationships
When you are living constantly in your truth, you attract into your life others who are also striving to do the same.
More than that, because you usually more at peace (emotionally and mentally) than those who are living with someone else’s ideals, that you are also easier to open up, be vulnerable and connect.
So... we ask you today to think for yourself...
How could you be more authentic every single day?
Here's Our Suggestion:
Take a blank paper, or open a new document in your word processor, type in the following sentence and complete it:
If you really knew me you’d know this: ___________.
This simple exercise invites you to reveal essential aspects of yourself.
And... if you choose to share it, it also builds trust, credibility and confidence with the person you are sharing it with.
Now It's Your Turn
We can’t wait to read your comment and get inspired.
And until then...
If you really know me you know: I am a heks (witch) who knows this: healing energie comes together when I work with people.
You also know that I find it difficult to be myself in this hectic world where working with energies is not common. That I sometimes feel out of place on this earth which makes that I don’t totally show myself.
With love Japke
If you really knew me you’d know this: That I still haven’t found my passion / special gift to the world…
Thanks Eduard for your honest and authentic comment.
Would love to hear what ways did you find to live more authentically in life on a daily basis?
If you really know me, than you would know this, I’m afraid that people do not love me because I say what I stand for.
Thanks for this wonderful and honest contribution Pascale… THat’s what being authentic is all about.
WOuld love to hear your tips how to live more authentically on a. daily basis?
Rather living out of love for my truth than living out of fear for other people’s opinion about me.
trying to live as honestly as I can, and f.i. stay really interested in others, at these moments I couldn’t care less how I come across, that helps me to stay close to who I am.
At least that is what I try and feel good by. make music to take some relax time. And if I have to overcome defeat try (try) to stay in the moment.
It is not always easy but I do feel progress.
It is impossible for an authenticity coach not to respond to this. I hope this is a valuable contribution to those reading the comments.
Authentic meaning is staying true to what is important to you. Make sure you know what your important values are.
Step 2 is that you make sure that your behavior is in line with them.
This is necessary to learn to deal with the paradox that you are not your behavior, but that you are judged on your behavior.
Staying true to your values with credible behavior, behavior that aligns with the perception of others how they associate your behavior with your values, is staying true to yourself and that is a wonderful form of self-confidence.
You show who you are and others see who you want to be.
That is easier said than done and in this I help board and management to develop authentic and effective leadership. It is precisely under pressure that we threaten to let go of our values and it is precisely the board and management that are regularly under high pressure.
Thanks Marcel for this valuable addition and tips.
I loved it, especially the part of knowing what is important for you and aligning it with our daily habits and behaviours.
Curious to know how you do it in YOUR daily life?
Thank you Vered for your appreciative words. I’d like to answer your question of how I do this every day, because how credible would I be if it didn’t work for me?
My three most important core values are freedom, authenticity and creativity. I combine my most important value creativity with my most dominant skill and that is analysis. A kind of co-processor that continues run in the background day and night without consuming energy or breaking down. My dominant core is creativity and analysis.
From this core I have continued to develop myself to be able to live from my mission every day. My mission is to connect people where they can be authentic and effective.
Under pressure I know that I can always rely on my dominant core and not let my ego fight or run away. It is therefore important that I recognize this immediately if I want to fight or flee. Just like with the train, I pull the emergency brake to prevent my ego from taking over. It is then a matter of daring to feel, put things into perspective and make a choice with what comes closest to my most important value.
Has your question been answered so clearly enough, Vered?
Wow, What a beautiful answer. It gives me stuff for thinking… and insight how I could do things….. I hope I once can find out what are my core competences, dominant skills and mission…..
You can contact me without obligation and for free. You can find my details on my website http://www.authenticiteitinbeeld.nl. and I am happy to talk to you. I like to hear from you!
If you really knew me you’d know this: that I am there for you if you need me, even if it’s the middle of the night.
I would be more authentic if I were less concerned about what I should be doing and how I should be, and accept if I don’t know something and then trust the process.
I am getting there.
The way I do that is by pushing the pause button within myself and thinking about what I’m creating; at that moment I can stop subversive behavior and make a new choice based on intuition.
Thanks for this honest and… AUTHENTIC comment Manny.
It’s such a powerful tip to push that Pause button before responding or reacting to people.
THanks for this valuable addition
“You are a very authentic person” is a comment I get quite often. What helps me is that I spend my energy on things that I can change or influence.
I leave the things I cannot change alone. It’s not always easy to tell the difference, but hey, we’ll get there. (Circles of Steven Covey’s influence and preoccupation and / or Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity ‘prayer’ are central to me)
Thanks Koen for this fantastic contribution and tip.
It’s a great tip for all other things in life… focus on what you can change and influence and not on what is not in your power to change.
If I would regularly take a little more time to feel what I really think about something. I sometimes have the tendency to act too quickly and so I don’t make enough contact with what is really happening inside of me.
Thanks Ben for this wonderful contribution.
It’s truly a great tip of tuning inward more on a daily basis. Any tips how to do that?
By pairing it with set times. For me that is just after getting up and before going to bed.
What or why do you allow yourself to be pressured not to take the time?
Being authentic is a goal in life… and I think we never stop learning.
It took me years to discover what truly makes me happy especially jobwise. Still I find that regularly my time is controlled by my customers instead of me, so that is something I would like to change.
And as a tip in line of the sentence… I started a little notebook in which I write things about myself, some known to others, some more private; things I love to see, do, hear, meet, discover… things that make me ‘me’.
I find it helps me focus on who I am & want to be.
Thanks Angela for this great tip, it is certainly one that takes it deeper.
What do you think is the main cause of the disruption in the balance between you and your customers?
If you really knew me you’d know this:
Animals mean the world to me. Not just dogs but all animals have emotions and fear just like us humans.
If you can see and feel that, your world changes in a much better world.
Our future depends on how we treat all the animals.
If we can’t respect animals, how in the world can we respect ourselves?
Is it easier for you to interact with animals than with people? Do you think animals are more sincere than humans in their dealings with other living things?
Thanks Marcel for these wonderful and insightful questions.
I use micro photography to let people know how I look into the world. And so hope to inspire folk to look closer to (their) nature. In connection with their ‘inner peace’. To let (their) nature flow more authentically into the world.
Stop caring what other people think, they don’t know you anyway!
Go by your feelings.
That’s a great tip Han, but I would love to know HOW do you do it on a daily basis? Any tips for that?
To be authentic is the most important way to live. Because I work and live out of my passion, I make people happy with my designs.
Worldwide people are enjoying and feel happy and different, while wearing my unique fashion jewelry. It makes me happy too, to see them smile.
Thanks Ineke for your contribution on this important topic.
Would love to hear how would you live your life being more authentic?
It became a break of 30 minutes, realising because of Covid I can be my authentic me and live with my partners ideal. And now when the world is starting to make plans for a life after covid I feel the pressure.
Because if you really knew me you would know that when I act like the perfect housewife I am actually nearly having a emotionally and creative meltdown. ( can’t find another word to describe it).
Because when I am in my creative super flow and am using my social skills at the utmost the household is just what it is.
Thanks for this honest and brave sharing Tine.
Very appropriate for March 8, International Women’s Day!!!
So many of us, women, “play” the perfect housewife when all we want is run away from those chores.
Thanks for this courageous honesty. That’s what authenticity means, being willing to be brave and courageous.