Be true to Yourself | Love Yourself

What does this mean: “Be true to yourself”, words like honesty, integrity, value systems, and self-worth comes to mind. If you really love yourself, be true to yourself.

Actually, being true to yourself is identifying your inner-self, inner compass, and sticking to it. It means you aren’t trying to please people to prove your goodness; rather you are focused on doing what is right. Sometimes this will require you to go against the grain of popular cultural traditions or societal norms and beliefs. However, it is the most redemptive way to live. If you’re true to yourself then you can be true to anyone and this is the main thing everyone needs to achieve in life.

Being true to yourself isn’t so easy that can be done without any efforts. It is not a small task and does not happen overnight. Instead, it happens in the small picks of everyday life. It is deliberately choosing not to bend over with every wind that blows and declining to be a people pleaser but choosing the right things that matter the most.

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To Be true to Yourself:

In this article, I am going to share 6 tips that might be helpful for you to be true to yourself. So, you must;

1. Know your Self-worth:

Do you know what your ethics and values are?

Identify your ethics and values and stick with them. Sit down and analyze the kind of person that you are and the kind of person that you want to be, and then work on becoming that person.

Find out what you really want out of life and chase it. Recognize your Self-worth boost up your self-esteem. Accept yourself, flaws, and all.

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything” Alexander Hamilton.

2. Tell yourself the Truth:

Stop sugar coating things. Be honest with yourself. Live your life with integrity and honor. If you can’t be honest with yourself, then you can’t be honest with others.

Be authentic and take responsibility for your life and your actions.

As Mahatma Gandhi nicely quoted; “Be congruent. Be authentic. And be your true self.”

3. See the Best in You:

Treat yourself in the best possible way. The way you treat yourself tells people how to treat you. Love yourself and love people around you. Loving each other is the key to success, the push that some people need to overcome their limits.

Success needs improvement in yourself, your skills, and your abilities. Speak kind words to yourself. Be the best version of yourself every time, even when no one is watching.

4. Learn from your Mistakes:

Mistakes and failures are part of our lives. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. So, it’s okay to make mistakes sometimes because you as a human being are imperfect. See your mistakes as learning opportunities. Be kind to yourself even after doing something injudicious. Allow yourself; to grow, improve, and evolve with every change.

So, you don’t have to be the same person you were yesterday. Learn from your mistakes and learn to be true to yourself.

5. Learn to say No:

In a world, where everyone seems to be selfish and jealous of others, not everyone will like you and your choices. Be okay with that, after all, you’re not ice-cream. Surround yourself with positive people who support you; who encourage you and see the best in you.

6. Improve your Self-confident:

Don’t be afraid to be you. Speak up, live boldly, and freely. Don’t shrink yourself to feed people’s insecurity. God has created you gorgeous; so be the person that God wants you to be.

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Believe me! Everything is possible. It is only a matter of self-belief. Something basic in life is setting small goals that can be achieved. Big goals lead to big failures; however, small short-term goals will be your great ally to achieve your final goals. If you believe in yourself, that you can achieve it, then your path begins to straighten and with effort and perseverance, you achieve what you set out to do.

Where insecurity and low self-esteem reign, failure usually reigns. If you don’t believe in yourself, it is very difficult for you to achieve what you set out to do. Self-confidence is something fundamental and it serves on many occasions to guide our paths.

I like to be able to encourage you, be part of your day to day and show you that if I want something, something costs me, but I get it. There is nothing that perseverance and hard work cannot achieve.

So, fight for what you want and you will reach very high. In my case, my luck to be able to work on what is my passion, allows me to share hundreds of stories every day. Every day when I wake up, I know that there will be new people wanting to change their life, and this is a real boost of energy for me.

Author: Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional at Hawassa University, Ethiopia [21st Century LIS Network: Information_Knowledge Retrieval & Dissemination Platform]

Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian/Information Professional @ Hawassa University, , Sidama Region, Ethiopia

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