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6 Ways To Stay True To Yourself

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No matter what is going on in your life, you must stay true to yourself. Even if people don’t believe in you, you must believe in yourself. Even if people don’t believe in your dreams, you must believe in your dreams. You must do whatever you can to connect with yourself. Why is that? Because, according to Pearl Bailey, “You never find yourself until you face the truth.” You will never find your true self until you connect with your real self.

If you really want to stay true to yourself, why not try these strategies:

You must understand who you are

There is nothing you cannot achieve in life if you are true to yourself. The worst thing you can do to yourself is to cheat yourself. Do not cheat your life. Even if no one is watching you, but you are watching yourself. According to Soren Kierkegaard, “Not until a person has inwardly understood himself and then sees the course he is to take does his life gain peace and meaning.” If you do not understand yourself, you really can’t pursue your purpose in life.

You must NOT deceive yourself

Let people judge me as they please- I can deceive them, but I cannot deceive myself.”– Leo Tolstoy

You can deceive other people, but you can’t deceive yourself. No matter what you are going through in your life, you must not cheat yourself. Be true to yourself. You are where you are for a reason. Whether people like where you are or not, don’t worry about it. Focus on where you are going. That is what matters. Charles Spurgeon once said, “Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.”

You must study your own heart

Follow your heart. If you want to know what is going on in your heart, you must study it. If you want to know what is going on around you, you must study your own heart. Because there is nothing you cannot change if you have the courage to change what goes into your mind. According to Charles Spurgeon, “If a person doesn’t study the human heart, he cannot be a wise person.” So if you want to stay true to yourself, you must study your own heart.

You must “follow the voice of your heart”

You can. You will. And you must “follow the voice of your heart.” It is not easy, but you can do it. It is important to follow what you know than what you don’t know. You know yourself. You know what you want. You know what you want for yourself. Then what are you still waiting for? If you want to grow, if you want to do well in your life, you must grow the courage to “follow the voice of your heart.” Wilhelm Reich said, “Follow the voice of your heart, even if it leads you off the path of timid souls. Do not become hard and embittered, even if life tortures you at times. There is only one thing that counts: to live one’s life well and happily.”

You must “see yourself as you really are”

See yourself as you really are.“- Wilhelm Reich

To stay true to yourself is to have the courage to be comfortable with yourself. Do not fear yourself. You are a great person. No matter where you are in your life, you are there for a reason. Do not rush. Your time is coming. If you want to achieve success, you must have the courage to look at yourself. You must have the courage to love yourself. You must have the courage to live your life.

Who are The People Around You?

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Remember that not everyone in your house is your true friend. Some are happy for you when you are doing really well in your life. Others are not happy for you when you are doing well in your life.

Whether people are for you or against you, do not let that stop you from living your true life. Do not let other people’s perceptions of you define your life. You have got your life to live, to enjoy. If you are not enjoying it with the people you love, you are not with the right people. You are with the wrong ones. You are with the wrong people.

“Do not spend your time with people who are not for you.”

Life is too short. Life is for you! Live it! But do not live your life with people who are not for you, who are not for your success, who are not for your progress, who are not for your promotion, who are not for your happiness, who are not for your life. Do not hang around people who never stop talking about other people. If you are around talkers, leave them alone. If you are around procrastinators, leave them alone. If you are around bystanders, leave them alone. If you are around confused people, leave them alone. Because if you hang around lazy people, you are going to be like them.

But if you have the courage to walk your talk, to take a leap of faith, to do the impossible, your life will never be the same again. Whether you are okay with it or not, if you want to grow in your life, if you want to achieve your dreams, you have got to move away from people who are not for you. If you do not move away from the wrong minds, you are not going to achieve your dreams. Yes, you need people to help you succeed. Yes, you cannot succeed alone. But you do not need the wrong people in your life to succeed. Do not bring everybody into your life. Because you are a special Being!