Every one of us has unique experiences and personalities. That means we all have so many different stories. Do you share yours? It can be hard to trust that we’ll be accepted by friends and family, but to live a life that matters – a life with purpose – you need to embrace who you are, and be honest and authentic with those around you.
That doesn’t mean you need to share every story with everyone you know. But living your life as your true self means that all your interactions will be genuine, and when you do decide to trust someone with a story, you will be able to handle their reaction. Why? Because loving and accepting your true self gives you strength and allows you to see who you are clearly.
How can you express your true self? Here are three purposeful ways to take a closer look at who you are and how you choose to connect with those around you:
- Mean Your Message – look at your emails, social posts, texts, etc. that you put out into the world this past week. Take an audit: Did you mean what you said? Did you spread positivity or negativity? Be honest with your assessment and then put a plan in place to make adjustments.
- Cherish Love – find a way to share your love with friends and family in your own creative and meaningfully way.
- Be a Flatterer – arm yourself with compliments, Post-Its and a pen. You know what you need to do next.
Morgan Vogt, Sourcebooks Employee
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