Depending on someone’s background, environment, and circle of influence, the idea of success is often very intertwined with material possessions. Physical, temporary things like money, accomplishments, houses, cars, clothing, and popularity. In my own personal experience, being successful has nothing to do with money, property ownership, or material possessions, and it has everything to do with how authentic someone is. Hands down, the happiest people I’ve ever met, all fall into one category. They are the most in tune with their authentic selves.
So here are 7 habits of highly authentic people:
They are honest – Not only are they honest with themselves, but they are honest with others. Every interaction we have, be it business, friendship, or romance, has a potential to be enhanced and deepened by honesty. The same goes for our relationship with ourselves. The more honest and open we are with ourselves, the more at peace we are contemplating and addressing our innermost thoughts and desires.
They understand that integrity is everything – When you operate from a very authentic place, you want to make sure you’re treating people as you would want to be treated. If you start living by the golden rule, it starts to show up in other facets of your experience. I do believe it comes back around.
They laugh at their own limitations – Some people take themselves very seriously. They attempt to micromanage every aspect of their lives. This may provide some temporary peace of mind for they analytical types, but usually, if just one thing goes wrong, or different, then their whole world comes crashing down. If you can laugh at yourself, and not take yourself too seriously, it’s gonna save you a lot of pain and headaches in the long run.
They love learning – Several studies show a direct link between overall happiness, and personal growth. Learning something new every day, about the world, the universe, people, places, things, and having an INTEREST in something, and a passion to discover more, will keep you authentic and make you personally successful.
They are present – Whether it’s prayer or meditation, it keeps you in the moment. Living in the past, or the future, pulls us out of the present moment. Being authentic is being present. Living the experience, the moment.
They are retrospective – While remaining present, it’s also necessary to look back on life lessons. How can we lead ourselves to a higher level? How can we take what we learned last week, and apply to to this present moment.
They truly love who they are – Self love is absolutely vital when being authentic. Taking the shadows and flaws of who you are, and accepting them. Demonstrate in your own experience that the ups and downs are a part of the journey. Being authentic is loving everything about us that makes us who we are.
Like I always say, being present and authentic is the key to happiness with your past, in the present, and in the future. If you liked this Mindset Monday, please leave a comment about your quest toward authenticity, and stay tuned for my upcoming video series of mindset tools and practices to add more happiness and positivity to your life.
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