SPOILER ALERT.....CLICHE COMING NEXT!
You're thinking: "April, are you kidding? Do you know what brand of crazy I am?"
You may be right. However, it is actually “cool” to purposely turn the world down. That includes your spouse, your coworkers, your momma, your siblings, and your “friends”.
I’m sure there are people you don't like that are successful in their lives. Do you think that they care about what you think about them? That’s because they are probably being themselves without question.
Being yourself is CONTROVERSIAL! Lol!....but only to you because you think that something is wrong with you.
I judged me and who I am based on others. You will always lose when trying to measure up to others. Not because you suck but because you are comparing apples to oranges. Can you imagine being an apple that thinks everybody loves oranges? You will never be an orange, AppleHead! And that’s fine because you can't make an apple pie with oranges. There is a purpose for who and what you are.
My point is that you must be who you are to have an impact in any area of life which includes your career, your parenting, and your personal relationships. You can pretend to be someone else but we all see right through you. It's noticeable. (the real you is showing!)
Challenge: Take some time to not find out who you are. Find out how you are being phony and why. Are you trying to protect someone else? Are you trying to fit in because you value that group over who you are? Are you just in limbo and in a very liquid state? Why do you feel the need to portray a big ass lie?
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson