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You have probably heard the advice “be yourself” many times. It seems simple enough, and usually feels good to hear. But many people don’t have a clue how to do it.
There is really only one thing you need to remember as you are trying to be yourself:
Go towards what you are attracted to.
This is the cardinal rule of being yourself. It’s pretty simple, really, but can be difficult to put into practice.
There are many reasons why you might not go towards what you are attracted to.
You don’t know what that is.
You don’t trust yourself.
You put other obligations first.
You don’t have time.
You feel what you are attracted to is “bad.”
You are not paying attention to what you are attracted to.
You are trying to impress other people.
When you begin to surround yourself with things you are attracted to, you are essentially surrounding yourself with You because what you love expresses who you are. Everything around you is a form of self expression. Make those things count! Surround yourself with things that you love!
So, next time you hear someone say “just be yourself,” start looking around for things that you are attracted to, and then pursue them.
You will be yourself in no time.
Any other ideas on the phrase “Be Yourself”? How do you define “being yourself”? Please share in the comments!