Being Authentic For Real: Part 1, we dug into the definition of authenticity. Now that we know what the term really means, I want to share how living authentically increases life satisfaction, well-being, and inner peace, and how it can have lasting impacts not only personally, but also in our relationships. Authenticity and well-being Psychologists who research authenticity have found that being authentic, as defined above, can provide a host of benefits, including a strong sense of self-worth and self-confidence, a greater ability to follow through on goals, and more effective coping skills. Authenticity is positively correlated with many factors that contribute to happy,
As they say, everyone else is already taken, so why not be yourself? Is it really that easy? If you are someone who is into personal development, self-help or conscious leadership, you have undoubtedly heard the call to be more authentic. “Be an authentic you, living an authentic life- your best life.” Seriously though, what does that really mean? When I say the Mexican food was authentic, you probably know what I mean. But, when it comes to the self, are we all operating with the same definition of the word “authentic,” or has it just become another cliché that has lost it’s meaning?