Authenticity Speech

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Authenticity; the ability to be completely true to yourself. I think it is one of the hardest things to achieve in a lifetime. I always admire people who have taken the time to get to know themselves, their personality, their strengths, weaknesses and above all have become their own best friend. This quality of self awareness is hard to achieve through the social noise of high expectations, conformity and a distaste for the unconventional. I feel the more we advance the greater our loss of individuality. It is a courageous person who remains true to themselves no matter the circumstance.
When someone masters authenticity, it pours through their very being. They play centre stage of their life and love it. They seek out the best, think
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It's far more important to enjoy the journey no matter what unfolds.
3. Be persistent. Don't give up. Keep building on your dreams, whatever they are. Imagine your dreams as seeds under the ground. Even though you can't see them, you know they are there and you have to water them if you want it to grow. Thomas Edison racked up over 10,000 failed experiments before he invented the light bulb. Or rather he found 10,000 ways not to light a light bulb. Be persistent, but also be flexible. Flexibility allows us to learn from our mistakes, and to learn from others. Persistence means to just keep at it and flexibility means to embrace change when necessary.
4. Do what you passionately love. Get really clear on what it is that you passionately love doing. When you live your life in accordance with your passion, your being starts to come into alignment with your authentic self. Get clear on what defines who you are by your passion or authentic self, not by your ego. If you live within the space of doing what you love then happiness will be knocking at your door.
5. Get your needs met once and for all. What are your unique needs that need to be met for you to have a truly fulfilled life? We all have needs and can feel the negative consequences of not having these met. Examine your needs once and for all, address them, feel empowered from them and start enjoying your need-free life.
6. Live in alignment with your values. Values are at the heart of our feelings, behaviour
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