“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.” -Steve Maraboli
Think about it: Unapologetically. You.
There’s a sense of freedom in it. Freedom from second-guessing yourself. Freedom from feeling bad if someone doesn’t like your way of doing things. Freedom from worrying if you’ve done or said the “wrong” thing.
I’m not saying this gives you license to be intentionally unkind or cruel. What I’m talking about is an inner freedom. A sense of Liberation. No longer having to hold yourself back because you’ve given yourself permission to be Who You Really Are.
Maybe you do this naturally already. That’s awesome! I’m really glad for you.
If you struggle with this, even a little, give yourself some time to consider: What’s important to you? Before responding to others or taking action, ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to say or do really what I want?” “Is this in integrity with who I really am?”
And begin to notice as you go through your day… Do the decisions you make arise from the essence of Who You Are? Or do they come from who you think you should be?
Only you know for sure.
In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown describes authenticity as a “daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
So take it one day at a time.
How will you be Unapologetically You today?
I’d love to hear how it goes. Let me know in the comments below.