be true to yourself

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Be True To YOURSELF

To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.

If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.

Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself. Begin by not being afraid to be who you are!

As difficult as it may seem at first, have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.

Many young people believe that when they do things to please their peers, such as drink when they shouldn’t, or behave and party in inappropriate ways, they will be popular and liked. They go against the advice of their parents or their own common sense only to find themselves in trouble and not accomplishing what they set out to do.

When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you, you will not be happy with yourself and will end up confused. You’ll be confused because you won’t know whom to please, or how.

Self-respect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature.

When you respect yourself, others will respect you. They will sense that you are strong and capable of standing up for yourself and your beliefs.

When you are true to yourself, you allow your individuality and uniqueness to shine through. You respect the opinions of others but do not conform to stereotypes or their expectations of you.

To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself.

Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else.

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Tips On Being True to Yourself

  • Be who you are, be your genuine self
  • Follow your own value system and common sense
  • Listen to the advice of others, but make up your own mind
  • Recognize, appreciate, and develop your unique talents
  • Stand up for what you believe in and you will gain respect
  • Know that being ‘different’ is a gift
  • Understand that you are enriching others by being yourself

2 thoughts on “be true to yourself

  1. Having read your post a couple of times, I am thrilled to see such good information and guidance to those who truly cannot accept themselves as they are. I was not concealing myself from who I rightfully was back almost 2 years ago, but I had a lengthy conversation with a very good friend, who described me in amazing detail – partly by studying my horoscope, and partly by our friendship and what she’d learned about me from that. Discovering specific details about who I truly am, compared to who I thought I was for so many years was an awesome lesson and a learning experience. I virtually immediately accepted all that I was given for new information, and I’ve been living my life as The Real Me ever since.

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