Being authentic is essential to finding lasting peace of mind and well-being. Life involves compromise, but we must never compromise ourselves! If we have to deny what feels right, if we have to shove our concerns and apprehensions under the rug in order to take some sort of action, if we have to ignore nagging feelings of unease and discomfort, then we need to stop and pay attention to our motivations. Are we being authentic—are we truly following what makes us feel good, what makes us happy—or are we motivated by fear: fear of failure, or fear of rejection from peers, family, friends and/or society.
Be authentic. Don’t compromise your happiness. Live the life you’ve always wanted and don’t settle for anything less.