To thine own self be true – Shakespeare
Definition of Authenticity – Genuine, real, accurate, to be yourself.
Authenticity is perhaps the most foundational characteristic of successful individuals. When you are authentic, you embrace who you truly are. You don’t pretend to be someone else.
Authentic people accept themselves, with all of their flaws and all of their uniqueness. They have answered the question Who Am I?
Authentic people devote time to studying themselves. Through their self-study, they are able to grasp the essence of who they truly are. Through this self-study process they become aware of their strengths and their weaknesses.
When you stop pretending to be like others and embrace who you are, life rewards you. People fall in love with individuals who are authentic. They follow authentic people. Authenticity is like a magnet, drawing others to you. It’s a magnet because it’s rare. Be authentic. Study yourself. Acknowledge your flaws, your strengths and your weaknesses. In order to succeed you must be authentic. Authenticity makes people fall in love with you.