Are you staying true to yourself? We’re all unique human beings. We have different qualities, strengths, weaknesses, feelings, habits, and ways of dealing with things. We differ in so many ways and it’s one of the most beautiful things about human life today. 

While many people will fear having different beliefs than their peers, we need to learn to accept each other for who we are — including what we believe in. Having differences isn’t a negative thing. In fact, it’s something that should be rewarded and adopted by every single one of us. 

Unfortunately, these differences in beliefs are one of the large reasons we see so much anger, violence, and hatred in today’s society. Instead of our differences bringing us closer together, we’re watching them tear us apart and weaken what it should be strengthening. 

Being authentic in today’s world is easier said than done, but it’s definitely being made more difficult than it has to when people can’t accept what’s inevitable. 

Warning Signs of a Non-Authentic Person

If you’re finding it difficult to be yourself and stay true to what you believe in, you’re not alone. There are people all over the world that feel boxed in and feel like they can’t be themselves around the people they love the most. 

There are a variety of warning signs you should pay attention to when trying to figure out if you’re being your true self. Let’s take a look at some of those warning signs to look out for:

  • When your actions aren’t matching the words you speak, you might be trying to achieve something you don’t believe in.
  • Not giving it your all when faced with a task could mean you aren’t doing what you love.
  • Doing things because you have to, instead of doing things because you want to.
  • When you get in bed every night, are you proud of your day’s work? 
  • Constant feeling of awkwardness or resentment when walking through life.

Of course, there will always be things we don’t like about our lives. We are always being put in tough situations, but it’s important to know the difference between a situation that’s in our control and one that’s out of our control. 

How to Be More Authentic In Today’s World

Developing authenticity in a world where so much seems to be fake can be frustrating and difficult, but it’s important to not give up. We’re all destined for something great in this world, we just have to stay dedicated to finding it and ensure we are always staying true to what we believe in. 

Being authentic starts with understanding what it is that you believe in exactly. If you haven’t figured that out yet, make that your goal for the next week or month. Start listing out your priorities, what you want out of life, and what really matters to you. You might find that a lot of the actions and behaviors you experience daily aren’t matching what you ultimately want. 

Bridging that gap will always be the first step in not only learning who you are but also learning how you can get there. In no time, you’ll be much more confident with yourself and have a better understanding of why you were put on this planet.