4. You focus on your own value system instead of conforming to society.
If you value yourself, you will ask yourself, how happy you are with every decision you take in life? How dependent are they on what other people expect of you?
You graduate, get a job, earn money, get married, have kids, and settle down, only to realize one fine morning that this is not the life you wanted for yourself.
It is not an easy task to walk a road less traveled. But if that path takes you to your core value system, you rather would.
5. You freely express your thoughts and feelings.
Every time you want to speak out about something you feel, does your inner self silence you?
You know that your values, ideas, opinions, and principles might clash with others but you are not tempted to lie just to maintain peace. You respectfully express your thoughts and feelings because you are not a sucker for approval.
You are willing to risk being vulnerable before others just to authentically embrace your valid feelings and thoughts.
6. You are not influenced by people’s evaluation of who you are.
You might at times wish you could please everyone as being appreciated feels better than being disapproved. But you are also aware of the fact that disapproval is a natural consequence of being authentic.
Everyone has their own mental schema to form a judgment about you. Some will absolutely love you while others will always find fault in you. But wait, does all this matter?
At the end of the day, you know who you are – a genuine soul, not trying to fit in. And that is all that matters.
7. You trust your intuition.
Before taking every major decision in your life, you ask yourself, “Is this good for me?” and you wait for the little voice inside you to answer you.
Over years of experience, you have learned to differentiate between the ‘voice of fear’ and ‘the voice of intuition’, you have learned the difference between holding yourself back and waiting for the right feel.
8. You don’t waste your time.
You know the importance of a bygone time – this includes the fact that everyone has the timing for things to happen in their life.
Technology is definitely an important part of your life, but if you find yourself indulging too much in social media, you might be killing time and opportunity.
Ask yourself if you are being true to the life you are living or not; if you find yourself wasting useful time by doing nothing productive.
9. You accept change and allow yourself to evolve.
Uncertainty scares us. We feel uncomfortable when we have to embrace change. Sticking to a predictable life makes us less prone to risks but it also takes away our chances to discover who else we can be.
Letting go of what you have outgrown takes courage as you might not really like the discomfort of what you are becoming. On the good side, it makes space for the expansion of a new horizon – of prosperity, fulfillment, excitement, and joy.
10. You know little things also matter:
You might be dreaming big, working for your dreams, getting rich, and living a life you always idealized. These do not stop you from recognizing the true essence of little moments of love and connection.
You are true to yourself if you do not deny yourself the chance to appreciate and experience the most precious things in life – love, health, mental peace, joy, contentment, and vitality.
Being true to oneself comes with the ability to look within oneself without being scared of what you would find out.