Living authentically means embracing who you really are, at your very core, and acting in accordance to your beliefs and values. Authenticity is subjective so only you know if you’re acting authentically or not. To live genuinely, you must know yourself on a deep level and be proud of who you are.
The wonderful part about living an authentic life is that you are free – free from the expectations of others and free to live your life the way you want. This takes some work, but you can learn from others. Here are five habits that authentic people practice every day.
Authentic people aren’t afraid of rejection. They know who they are and accept that not everyone may like them. As long as they stay true to themselves, they are happy. It is important to point out that being confident is different from being self-absorbed. People who are genuinely confident in themselves don’t need recognition from others to feel good about themselves.
2. Personal Responsibility
Everyone makes mistakes at times. But truly genuine people hold themselves accountable. They don’t try to make excuses or rationalize their behaviors. Instead, they try to see things from the other person’s view and understand where they’re coming from. Once they recognize their fault, a genuine person learns and grows so they don’t make the same mistakes again.
It’s normal to judge people and situations – this is done on a subconscious level as part of our thinking system. However, judging people can also be problematic because you’re forming an opinion based on superficial information.
Authentic people love more and judge less. Even if their mind pipes up with something, they don’t let this become their entire opinion of someone. They realize that humans are complex and there is no need to draw firm conclusions. Opinions are not facts.
Truly genuine people know themselves on a deep level. Even if their thoughts and beliefs aren’t that popular, they’re not going to change them to please others. At the same time, they won’t try to convince people they’re right.
In order to stay true to themselves, people who live authentically have to say no a lot. After all, doing things to please or fit in with others is not living genuinely. Instead, these individuals will put their time and effort into the people that really matter.
Again, people can’t be perfect all of the time, but genuine people are very good at staying true to their word. They make promises they can keep and invest in the people and activities that align with their values. To do this, authentic people must know their limits and what they’re capable of. If they overbook or overextend themselves, they’ll let themselves and others down.
Living authentically is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. But to do this, you must know yourself at the core. By scheduling a psychic reading with Jack Rourke, you can get a better understanding of yourself and the many ways you can learn and grow.