The first step to being authentic is to know yourself – to develop your self-awareness. You can become more self-aware by taking note of your thoughts, feelings, strengths and weaknesses.
Examine your friendships and intimate relationships. Discovering what others think of you can add to your self-awareness as well.
Look at your past and analyse how it affects your present circumstances, beliefs, and values. Make your own decision as to how you want it to affect your future.
Discover your passions by delving into many areas of things you enjoy the most.
Learn strategies to develop and maintain your self-awareness. Meditating and writing a journal both are effective aids in this endeavour.
The more self-aware you become, the more authentically you’ll be able to live your life.
Take the time to clarify your knowledge and understand yourself to date by downloading Lesson 8 below and the Stepping Stones - to help you on the way.