Do you have the courage to be yourself?

One phrase that has become a cliché lately is “be yourself”. But realistically, what can this mean and in which case is “yourself” not enough to reach the desired highs?

In essence, this advice is about applying and maintaining principles that are intertwined and inextricably linked to the image you envision. So in order to be your authentic self remember this:

Don’t pay attention to traumatic experiences

According to the theory of Adlerian psychology, “No experience on its own can be described as success or failure.” And indeed an event in itself has no specific hue. It’s the thoughts with which we approach and surround it that lead us to the conclusion that an experience is either amazing or traumatic. So in order to be yourself, accept the past because it has made you the person you are today.

Make your goals clearer

If you don’t know where you’re going, you don’t know where the end of the tunnel or the finish line will be. A self-respecting and honest people take care and set daily goals and strive to achieve them. They give meaning and inspiration to life so that it doesn’t flow slowly and painfully in the midst of what we call routine. The fear of failure isn’t something foreign or something that doesn’t exist even in people who play a leading role in their field. After all, the top basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, admits that he has missed many shots that made the difference between victory and defeat.

See humanity as something generalized

The Dalai Lama argues that all people are one and so the success of your neighbor is your own success. In practice this may not be the perfect application but it can work effectively if you reverse your reasoning. That is, to think about how useful it is to be jealous and envious of a fellow human being who has achieved something that you would also like. On the contrary, if you approach them politely and express your admiration, they may share the recipe for success with you.


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