Claim Your Authentic Self With These 4 Simple Steps
Updated: Oct 28
*Claim Your Authentic Self With These 4 Simple Steps
Social conditioning and old beliefs…
From a very young age and throughout your life, social conditioning and old belief systems created blocks within you and kept you from being your authentic self and moving forward with the life you truly desire. You learned that it’s ok to stretch your words to make you look good. To take things personally. To make assumptions and that your best was not good enough. The truth is it wasn’t about you, it was the reflection of how society thought you should be.
These four powerful words can set you free…
I like to call them the 4 P’s.
Passion: An intense desire or enthusiasm for something.
Purpose: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
Perseverance: Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Pride: A feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
Adapting the 4 P’s will change your life…
Let’s talk about how adapting the 4 P’s can help you grow and change your life. Once you start adapting passion, purpose, perseverance and pride, the more positive you become, the more you will succeed personally and professionally. You will experience a huge shift in the right direction.
When you have passion for something that is in your heart, always stay true to yourself and always be very clear with your word. By speaking your truth from the heart about your passion, you gain momentum to excel not only personally but professionally as well. Even if you receive criticism from others, be consistent and continue to speak your truth about your passion. Also, when you are clear with your word, you build a rapport and trust with others.
Along with your passion you begin to create and discover your purpose. Sometimes we are afraid to tell others about our passion and purpose for fear of negative criticism from others. The criticism can hold you back from continuing on with your purpose. What you have to realize is the criticism is not really about you. It is a reflection of the people giving the criticism and it is because of their own fears that are hindering them from pursuing their dreams. They don’t want you to be successful because they don’t feel that they can be. So never take anything personal. Always be true to yourself and keep moving forward.
Once you put your passion and purpose in motion, don’t make assumptions of what others might think. It doesn’t matter what they think. What matters is how you feel in your heart. You have to keep in mind that most people who are still in that mindset of social conditioning, think you should conform to how they or society says we should do things. Just because there are a lot of people caught up in this belief, we sometimes second guess ourselves and fall back into the social conditioning pattern. Don’t! Don’t make assumptions about what others think. At the end of the day, what matters is you followed your heart and continued on with your dream. Keep going and persevere anyway. You will be glad you did!
Once you have accomplished your passion, purpose and perseverance, you can take pride in those things. Continue to do your best. Perhaps after you implement these steps, you will inspire others who didn’t understand your passion, purpose, perseverance and perhaps afraid to implement what makes their heart sing. You can be an inspiration and Mentor them, to help them grow and move forward in their lives.
Integrating these steps to create your authentic self…
By adapting these 4 steps will help to break down the barriers of social conditioning and unblock these barriers that will allow you to move forward and become the person that you are supposed to be. As you go through life changes you will definitely see you are not the same person you were 3 years ago, a year ago or even 6 months ago. As you become more aware and embrace who you are, this triggers your learning and development personally and professionally, growing by leaps and bounds in this period of time. Having the positive mindset to allow yourself to receive the gifts that the Universe has provided you. So many beautiful positive things come your way.
That includes the likeminded friendships that cross your path. The right friends will enter into your life that will create healthy relationships. Like the old adage states “Birds of a feather flock together”. Once you implement these steps into your life, what a paradigm shift that will be for you. Just imagine by shifting your attention how freeing you will feel to do what makes you happy and not care what others think. To follow your heart and live the life you always wanted to live. Positive thinking really changes your perspective within yourself in a profound way.
Do what makes you happy!
What matters most at the end of each day is that you lived your life the way you want to. Keep learning and growing and be open to what feels right and you will prosper in many areas of your life personally and professionally.
"When you are your authentic self, you fulfill the dream that lives in your soul" ~unknown