“Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet – thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing – consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.”
The Law Of Authenticity: The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself
For social entrepreneurs, authenticity brings the greatest change and action. It is about connecting your head and your heart to do something that you are passionate about and when you do that, you will be successful and live a life of significance.
By head, I mean the thinking side, your abilities and skills and by heart, I mean your emotions, what moves you, what produces a strong reaction.When you can align your head with your heart, you will find your authentic self and work with purpose and fulfillment.
Being authentic is also about being who you are, not who you think people want you to be. It can be very easy to fall into the trap of seeking the approval of others but it is important that we keep true to ourselves.
Quoting from the Go-Giver ” As long as you’re trying to be someone else, or putting on some act or behavior someone else taught you, you have no possibility of truly reaching people. The most valuable thing you have to give people is yourself. No matter what you think you’re selling, what you’re really offering is you.”
The key is to be who you are but always strive to learn and grow. We must always aim to be our best self.
Are you living an authentic life?