One Important Way To Be Your Real Self

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Why is it important to be our real selves? Why can’t we just keep ‘faking it till we make it?’

Great questions! It is impossible to live a great life without first knowing who you are, what is important to you, and what makes you happy. If you don’t know your true self, then you are not living your own life. You are faking it till you make it. When will you come out of your closet?

The only life you have is YOURS, not mine. Euripides said, “There is just one life for each of us: our own.” Until you start to live your own life, you are not really living your own life, you are living other people’s lives. Do you want to live like that? I hope not.

It is important to live your OWN life. When you live your own life, you will have the chance to focus on yourself- your skills, your talents, your relationships, your personal and professional development, your self- discovery. But if you focus on other people’s lives, you are not living your own life to the fullest. You are wasting your time on earth.

The only way to be your real self, your true self, is to be ORIGINAL. You cannot be yourself when you imitate people. Imitation is not real. It is a photocopy. To accomplish great things in life, you have to be yourself. If not, your self-esteem will suffer. Herman Melville said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” It is better to fail being yourself than to succeed being another person. If you succeed being another person, you have not succeeded. But if you succeed being yourself, you have succeeded.

Be yourself, don’t imitate anyone, and you will succeed.

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4 Ways To Create Your Own Happiness

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We all want to be happy. Happiness is not what you search for, it is what you give. If you want to be happy, make people happy. Happiness is like a butterfly. You can’t chase happiness. You cannot run past happiness. It is always in front of you. If you run after happiness, you will never be happy.

You can be a happy person if you want to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Make it today. Be happy today. Create your happiness today, not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. The great Albert Einstein said, “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

Here are four steps you can follow to create your own happiness:

Be yourself. This is the best gift you can give yourself. You are who you are. You cannot be anyone, and no one can be like you. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Be yourself. Don’t accept anything but the best for yourself. Abraham Maslow said, “If you plan of being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” If you want to be happy, don’t accept anything that will make you unhappy for the rest of your life. Go for things that will bring out the happiness in you. And you will be happy.

Accept yourself. If you want to be happy, you MUST first accept yourself. You can only find happiness if you accept yourself- your strengths, your weaknesses, your gifts and your talents. You cannot find happiness if you are not in peace with your inner self. You cannot be unhappy inside and be happy outside. George Orwell said, “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” Accept yourself, and you will be happy.

Be a positive thinker. When you think in a positive way, you are attracting positive energy to yourself. You are attracting positive things into your life. It helps you to see things in positive ways. It helps you to see light where others see darkness. Happiness is the way you think about yourself and your situation. Marcus Aurelius said, “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is within yourself, in your way of thinking.” if you want to attract negative things to yourself, think in negative ways. If you want to attract positive things to yourself, think in positive ways. If you want to be happy, really happy, change the way you think- from negative to positive.

Value yourself. if you want to be happy, learn to respect yourself, regardless of where you are, where you live, and where you work. Happiness depends on nothing, but you. Only you can make yourself happy. No one can do that for you. As Ayn Rand put it, “Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness.” You cannot be happy if you don’t value yourself. You need to value yourself if you are to live a happy life.

Happiness is personal. If you want to be happy, focus on the things that can help you find happiness. Don’t waste your time on things that will steal your happiness away. If you do that, you will be a happy person.