Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared the secrets of living an authentic life. From setting the foundation to purposeful living, you now have the secrets that successful people have employed time and time again. These secrets aren’t out of reach for you. In fact, you have everything you need to take the next step in your life. The question is…will you take that first step?
Three secrets to living an authentic life
Setting the foundation for your authentic life is the first step. That means taking the time to identify and recognize your inner voice so you can articulate what’s holding you back. When you know what your roadblocks are, you can work to resolve them or at least acknowledge them for what they are and move on. Once you’ve identified your inner voice, you can start to define your core values and create a foundation for the decisions that you make moving forward.
When you understand who you are as a person, you don’t need to display your success publicly to please others. Purchases that are in conflict with your identity aren’t healthy and propagate into a spiral of spending that continuously leaves you feeling empty, alone and unhappy. Instead of buying that beautiful piece of furniture to impress your peers, focus on gratitude and create an inner circle of friends and family that are diverse in wisdom and experience. Diversity and gratitude will help you recognize when you’re reaching for things to fill the gaps in your life.
Lastly, remember to always be conscious of the things around you, the steps you take towards the future and the past you’ve forgiven yourself for. Realize when you’re simply going through the motions, living life on autopilot and checking the next thing off your to-do list. Identifying when you’re on autopilot and making the conscious decision to turn it off ensures that you never miss the opportunities along your journey and puts you in the driver’s seat of your precious and beautiful life.
You have everything you need
The last secret to living an authentic life is to know that you have everything you need to be exactly who you are. Knowing and remembering this simple truth will help you combat the days when you feel hopeless, unworthy and unloved without feeling the urge to fill the gaps with more stuff.
My wish for you is that you live an authentic life with intention, purposefully moving in a direction that sets you up to achieve your life’s dreams and goals. Create a life that brings joy to the world, fulfillment to your family and success that is defined only by you.