Being true to (the best version of) yourself is not a one time event. It is a constant decision you make every day, or even every hour. It is a constant decision you make every day, or even every hour. Being true to yourself is a personal choice for truth; making choices about how you want to live. You have the total power to live your life any way you want and to be faithful and factual to the truth about you. Being true to yourself is a lifelong practice that requires commitment and recommitment, moment to moment, as you grow and evolve.
The answer to what is true for you always exists at the core of who you are, if you give yourself the space and time to listen. Do you have trouble being true to yourself? Take heart, you're not alone. Being true to ourselves doesn't come easily to most of us. Most of us feel this constant pressure to do what others want us to do, do what we're supposed to do and do what looks successful, right and impressive, but never too" out there, " never too far away from the beaten path.
Selfrespect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature. When you respect yourself, others will respect you. They will sense that you are strong and capable of standing up for yourself and your beliefs. A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you're not living in alignment; you're not be being true to yourself. Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience I believe that being true to yourself is something that is different for every person.
Some people find it easy and have high confidence and self esteem, whilst others worry about being judged. First of all, a definition of being true to yourself might be helpful. In the essay, " A conflict of Interest" by Zera Neale Hurston and the short story" It's Hard Enough Being Me" by Anna Lisa Raya, both authors illustrate what it means to be true to oneself.
As well as what it means to not be true to oneself.