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Claim Your Authentic Self

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Allow your voice to be heard and allow your dreams, beliefs and desires to be the ones that dictate how you live your life and how you make your decisions.          

 

The journey to bold courage is about finding satisfaction and happiness in who you are.

 

I challenge you to claim your authentic self.

Forget about other people’s standards; the only standard that counts is the one you set for yourself.

 

I am not saying run out and break laws and fling dirt in the face of societal confo
rmity. Rather, I’m saying it’s time to give yourself permission to become more authentically you. Allow your voice to be heard and allow your dreams, beliefs and desires to be the ones that dictate how you live your life and how you make decisions.

 

Keep in mind that other people around you will have different values and ideals because every person is unique and their values and ideals are defined by what they have lived, what they believe and what they personally want from life.

 

It is time to believe. You may worry that you weigh too much or weigh too little, or worry that you are too frugal with money or too frivolous. You may think that you are too boring and conventional or that you are considered crazy because you have huge pipe dreams of what you will do.

 

Believe in your own standards before anyone else’s.

 

It’s time for you to get out of your own way and stop judging yourself by other people’s standards. Those commonly held standards vary from society to society and you don’t have to accept them all just because the people around you do.

 

Just respect the differences in each other’s thinking and move on to what you really want to do.When you begin to believe in your authentic self, you learn what is right for you.

 

Honoring your values and pursuing your goals with intention are the keys to honoring your authentic self. This takes bold courage to find your truth, to confidently step forward into the calling on your life no matter the ridicule, guilt or shame that you may be feeling.

 

Seeing value in the authentic you is the anchor to confident living. Believing in yourself, your ability to make decisions and aligning your big goals with daily actions will get your far in your journey. Self-worth is the anchor to honoring your truest potential and authentic self.

 

We all create our own expectations of ourselves. Some people have extremely high expectations and others underestimate what they are capable of doing. From either side of the coin it takes courage to step outside of your thought patterns and really examine the potential inside of you.

 

Take a walk through the garden of your thoughts. Identify what are the most important values that you want to use as guideposts for your future decisions.

 

Once you identify those values, your ideas will become clearer and your overarching vision will start to align into a reality.

 

It is important to honor yourself and your beliefs in this way to begin to find your authentic self, or to reinforce what you already know.

 

paulamorandPaula Morand, CSP is a leadership building, revenue boosting, strategy expanding keynote speaker, author and visionary. This dreaming big and being bold leadership expert and brand strategist brings her vibrant energy, humor and wisdom to ignite individuals, organizations and communities to lead change, growth and bold impact. 23 years, 25,000+ clients, 34 countries, 13 books, former radio personality, 11x award winning entrepreneur and humorous emcee.

To check out Paula’s book, “Bold Courage: How Owning Your Awesome Changes Everything” go to Amazon http://ow.ly/i8yW307ix67

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