Living and Leading with AuthenticityI believe authentic living and leadership do not come from title, social stature, or the size of one's paycheck, but rather from knowing yourself, how you live, and the impact you make around you.
Notes that authenticity includes a courageous power and mental discipline to act in a way that corresponds with one's values and beliefs, meaning that one must be mindful, awake to the present moment.
Cultivating inner strength
- Determine your destiny and use that to drive your actions and instill hope in dark times.
- Be mindful, always in the present moment, because all else is a distraction from your destiny.
- Create habits that allow you to master your authentic craft, whatever your work might be.
- Maintain your focus on the larger vision of the destiny you have created.
- Turn failures into successes by learning from them.
- Surround yourself with friends who uplift you and support your goals and objectives.
- Require the best of yourself, but not perfection.
- Adapt with flexibility to unforeseen events and situations.
- Be content with ambiguity because, although you know your destiny, the path to it is not mapped out.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world ... As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Source is HuffingtonPost.com
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What helps you to maintain authenticity in a world filled with the superficial?