Sometimes we fail to understand that Self-respect comes from being true to yourself and this means to act in accordance with who you really are and what you believe in.
Being Authentic to yourself means being honest with your feelings, your deep values, your conscience, your promises, your actions and your judgments. Nonetheless, most of the times, we run or perhaps shy away from the truth and somehow watch ourselves live consciously or subconsciously in denial.
Besides, Sincerity is most evident when we remain honest and true to ourselves rather than living a life of lies and denial to yourself and to the people around us. When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you, you only push yourself away from positivity and acceptance of what reality really is.
Moreover, respecting the opinions of others doesn’t mean conforming to their expectations of who you are or who you should be. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself. Accepting the truth takes courage, it requires you to be sincere and fair.
Being Genuine to yourself is a constant decision we should choose to make every moment of our lives as this is the only way to achieve inner peace. It set you free from denial of yourself and floods you with joy and rest of mind.
According to Musiq Soulchild “be true to yourself, stay focused and stay you, take advice from other folks, use what you can, but never mind what is not for you. For the most part, trust yourself and believe in what you are doing.”
Follow your values, listen to your conscience, learn from your past, your mistakes and even your experiences. Listen to advise but tread with caution. Stand up for your beliefs.
Be real to the very best that is in you, live your life with your highest values and aspirations. If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.