Speak Your Truth: Authenticity and The Power Of You
There is so much pressure in society to measure up. To fit in. To agree and just keep our opinions to ourselves. We live in a world where it’s easier to stay hidden than be authentic. Being accepted by society is valued more than staying true to yourself.
It can feel easier to just continue to keep yourself hidden. To avoid the conflicts and tension that comes from speaking up. We spend so much energy on adjusting ourselves to the ever-changing world — but what if you set yourself free? Here’s 5 reasons why being your most authentic self really shows your power.
You Experience Inner Peace
Confidence and peace come from within. When you begin to allow yourself the grace to be who you are, you no longer have to put a facade up. You don’t have to pretend to be something you aren’t. You no longer have to worry about if you are fitting the mold. It’s scary, going against a grain you have been taught to follow. But when you feel the peace that comes with being truly confident and happy in who YOU — and not what others want you to be — your inner peace will shine through.
An Inspiration To Others
The world needs more leaders, not followers. In a world riddled with shame and judgment, sometimes it’s easier to not let the world see who we are. Easier, but not better. Short-term, it may work, but what about your long-term happiness? What about the constant struggle it is to maintain the status quo? Of being who others want you to be, to do.
Speaking our truth and living authentically is beneficial to us and others. It is really inspiring watching someone living their best life, staying true to who they are. No matter if it’s young ones in your life, your friends, or family members, you can inspire others to do the same. As the saying goes, you may not be able to change the world, but you can change one person. Our voices are what we have to be heard and all too often, we are silenced. It could continue like this, or you could fight like mad to break this cycle.
You Can Make An Impact
When you speak your truth, you may not think it is accomplishing much. In reality, you are doing so much more than you think. You are inspiring others to do the same.
And when you are inspiring others to speak up, everyone can make a positive impact on the world. Whether that is on a certain movement, charity, or cause, speaking up and voicing what you are passionate about really shows your inner strength.
You Are You — And That Is Brave
We live in a social media world. Where everyone seems to put the best parts of their lives on show. And when you are constantly faking for social media and your followers, you really aren’t staying authentic to yourself.
When you embrace the best and ordinary parts of you, you will free yourself from having to impress everyone. Nobody’s life is perfect. It’s something we all know and recognize. But stopping the game can be challenging.
And as you and others begin to just live authentically, you will find that you are no longer jealous or experiencing FOMO. You will be content and happy with exactly where you are at in life.
Finally, You Become Empowered
When you begin to speak up about what you believe in, your thoughts, and your opinions, you will see an amazing transformation in yourself. You will become empowered. Stronger. More Confident. And that right there, makes it all worth it.