Be true to who you are
Guess what, I have people who say they want to be like me, I also adore certain people and want to be like them. Growing up I even had those super star people I thought were so cool and I wanted to speak, sing and dress like them. Now that I am where I am today, I realise that life needs to be lived freely in a simple way by being you and enjoying your uniqueness. When I got married, one of the to do list my mother in law gave me was, “you are just like my child, be yourself, dress and speak like any normal child would to their mother”. That really liberated me, and allowed me to focus on what matters me.
So being true to who you are in a whirlwind of influence is something we should all strive to be. Monday to Friday who are you? Saturday and Sunday – who are you? How may of us wish you could be real – maybe bubbly, wearing bright colours in a board meeting? Or just be real and wear jeans and tee’s appropriately but the family you are married into are so judgemental? Do you change how you laugh because you are in public? You may find these little changes mundane but that’s what makes you authentically you. There are so many social norms that have outcast our true characters, these norms have been created by others and imposed on us in most areas of our lives. Stop, within your personal values and integrity, who are you? I need you to take a quick review of those moments that you know you are not yourself, but ‘have to’ be someone else or untrue to yourself. How much stress it brings to your moment or day. Question is, how best can you strike a balance between expectations and being true to yourself. Food for thought….