Are You Living A Purpose Driven Life?

One of the great things about finding your why is discovering your life’s purpose.   Are you living a purpose driven life? Or are you living day to day, just moving along wherever life chooses to take you?  We live in a time and age filed with distractions. We are bombarded by media at all hours of the day and night. It’s easy to lose track of what’s important and what we should be doing.  One way we cope with this information overload is by focusing on the...
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Your Actual Self And Issues Of Authenticity

Authenticity is the sense of living to be the truest version of yourself. Rather than sticking to expectations and conventions of others, you want to push against what others expect from you in order to do what you need to do to live authentically.  While most folks likely describe authenticity as living according to their own sets of values and self-expectations, research shows that most people feel their most authentic when they’re conforming to a set of socially approved...
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You Cannot Be Your Actual Self Without Personal Development

 If there is one thing that will hold you back from achieving your goals it's complacency. If there's one thing that will hold you back from becoming your true self it's a lack of personal development.  Unfortunately, life is unpredictable which means we only have so much control over what happens around us. So, the key to happiness and finding your real self is by focusing on what you can control. What you can control is you. You have control over your drive, your values, and your...
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What Stops You From Being Your Actual Self?

Many people aren’t living their lives as their actual selves. For a variety of reasons, people choose to not live their lives as openly and authentically as they could.  Besides dampening your personality and removing some of your natural shine, not being your actual self can have a ton of adverse effects on your overall wellbeing. To begin living a more authentic life where you’re able to be your actual self, it’s important to identify the different factors that stop...
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5 Ways To Get To Know Yourself Better

A lot of people don’t know themselves that well. Because they can’t articulate their preferences, goals, and desires, people who don’t know themselves well often feel lost or directionless in life. To improve your sense of self, take some time to get to know yourself a little better! If the concept of getting to know yourself seems strange, never fear–there are some simple tricks and exercises you can do to get a better understanding of your true self.  Take some...
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Do You Know Your Actual Self?

When you look in the mirror, who do you see looking back at you? Although the answer to this question may seem easy, this is actually a very complicated question. This is because knowing your true self, your actual self is an important skill to accepting yourself, but it is also a difficult skill to master. So, the real question is, do you know your actual self? What Does It Mean To Know Your Actual Self? When you know your actual self, you will always know exactly what you need to do in...
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"Actual Self" Verses "Public Self"

Every person has a true, actual self at the core of their being. However, this version of yourself isn’t always the one that gets presented to others. Have you ever done something and then immediately thought “that was so unlike me”? If so, you’ve experienced your public self in action!  Why do people have both an actual self and a public self? The concept of a public self explains the phenomenon of acting out of character, such as making a choice you...
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