You are you. Now, isn’t that pleasant?Dr. Seuss
To be true to yourself means to act according to who you are and what you believe in. It means to acknowledge and appreciate the inner you. It means to accept your true version with all your heart. It means embracing all your flaws and working for their improvement rather than trying to hide them or pretending to be flawless. When you are true to yourself you allow your uniqueness and individuality to shine through.
To lose your individuality in the midst of the crowd in today’s world is no difficult task. What’s worst is we ourselves don’t realize how desperately we are trying to fit into the standard of society. We do things when we know we shouldn’t to please our peers. We try not to be odd. Now ask yourself what is wrong to be odd?
All you need is a little bit of courage, to stand out for yourself, to speak out about what you like and what you dislike. In the long run of life, it is very important to be true to ourselves. You cannot live all your life copying others, being fake, or can you? All you need is a little courage to be true to yourself. If you know and love yourself, you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.
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Why Is It Important To Be True To Yourself?
To live a happy and honest life, it is important to be true to yourself. To let your individuality and uniqueness see the sunlight, being true to yourself is necessary. Self-respect, confidence, and pride come from being true to yourself and acting in accordance with your inborn nature. Therefore, learn to love every little thing about yourself. Do not be ashamed to show your true self.
Being true to yourself also helps you to be aware of your personality. It will help you understand yourself in a better way. To understand own self, to figure out own self is difficult. Trying to understand own self is like trying to understand the Bermuda triangle. Have you felt so? And ever asked why it is hard to understand own self? Because you have not prioritized yourself till to today. You have failed to be true to yourself. From today, try to be yourself and see the change.
10 Simple Ways To Be True To Yourself
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”– Bruce Lee.
1. Be Real With Yourself
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind." - Dr. Seuss
Be honest with yourself. Present your true self in front of everyone. Don’t be afraid to show your true version. If you are happy acknowledge your joy, if you are sad acknowledge your sorrow. If you dislike doing things that are beyond your principle, don’t do them. Do not do things for the sake of gaining acceptance.
In this world of influencers and glamour, it is very easy to lose our individuality. But those who can be true to themselves can create their own success story. If you have not yet found your true self, start searching within you. Once you find it, cling to it.
2. Be Self-aware
Be aware of the environment you are living in. Give mind to the people you are spending time with- your friend circle, or your colleague. If you are changing into someone who you never were, the first thing you should do is leave the company you are always surrounded with.
Spend time with people that fit your interest, and who help you in your mental and personal growth. Adopt good hobbies to follow. Make yourself remind who you are and what you want to achieve in your life.
3. Learn To Say No
“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.”– Lori Deschene
To some of us, it gets really tough to say no. But we should know that it is okay to say No. You don’t have to agree on going to the night party if you don’t feel like going. Simply decline the offer.
Cultivate the habit of saying No.
Saying ‘Yes’ to things that are necessary and ‘no’ to things that you feel it is good to avoid will determine your destiny.
4. Surround Yourself with Good Friends
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Our friends are the one who encourages us and motivates us to do what we believe in. They help us to grow in our life. What sort of friends we have influenced our daily activities to our mind and in long term our future. So, always be self-aware in choosing friends.
Befriend with positive people who will help you to be true to yourself.
5. Stop Trying To Please Other
You don’t have to please anyone to make them stay with you or make you like you. People who like you will like you and stay with you without you trying.
Doing what you believe in, and living your life according to your belief and principle, is the charm that will attract people automatically to you.
Focus on being yourself. You don’t have to please anyone to like you or to accept you.
6. Know What is Best for you and Do it
If you know what is best for yourself and your future, then do it. Don’t hesitate to follow the path that you believe is best for you even if you have to walk alone.
Ignore peer pressure and society, do what makes you happy.
Your life is yours to live. Live in the best way. Do things that are fruitful to you.
7. Trust Your Intuition
“Trust you Gut”
Trusting your intuition is one of the best your of staying true to yourself. The natural feeling you get on different subjects and condition is what you should go with when you are in wonder what to do. Following your intuition will lead you to a bright path.
You are the one who knows yourself the most. So, go with your intuition.
8. Learn to Let Go
“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.”– Roy T. Bennett
Most of the time even when we know what is dragging us down in our life, yet still we cannot let it go when we should do the opposite. Let go of things that do not have a positive impact on your life. Let go of things that do not let you in your personal growth. Be it a close friend, your best hobby, or your thoughts, let go of them.
9. Accept the Imperfection Within Yourself
Nobody on this earth is perfect. We all are filled with imperfections. Our flaws and imperfections are what make us human. When you do mistakes, forgive yourself and learn lessons from them.
Don’t compare yourself with anyone. You are you and you are beautiful. Love yourself. Accept your every flaw. Only when you love yourself, you could spread love and positiveness around. Always be true to yourself.
10. Be Open and Express Yourself
Remain open-minded to welcome new things in your life, to learn new things. Never compromise on anything. Express how you feel. Give voice to your thoughts
Don’t hesitate to speak out about your beliefs.
We all have a unique gift to offer to this world. Every one of us is born with different abilities. So, there is no need for any of us to be reflections of someone else. Be true to yourself to let the world see you for who you are. “If you treat yourself kindly and respect the uniqueness present within you, you will be giving this world an amazing gift which is non-other than, you yourself.”-Steve Maraboli.
I hope this article has been helpful for you. In a world where everyone is an Instagram influencer, where everyone shows off on social media, it is hard to hold on to the person we are. It is hard to be true to yourself. But it is harder to live a fake life. You will never be happy in true essence. You can never have peace of heart and peace of mind.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article. And this article will help you to be true to yourself. Thank you for your time and support!!