Do you act in accordance with who you are and what you believe? be true to yourself I am certain that If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself. «Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself»
Do you have the courage to accept yourself as you really are ? not as someone else thinks you should be ?. Do you take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance? Many young people believe that when they do things to please their peers in inappropriate ways. They go against the advice of their parents or their own common sense only to find themselves in trouble and not accomplishing what they set out to do. Do you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you? you will not be happy with yourself and will end up confused. Self-respect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature. When you respect yourself, others will respect you. They will sense that you are strong and capable of standing up for yourself and your beliefs. When you are true to yourself, you allow your individuality and uniqueness to shine through. You respect the opinions of others. Do you think to be true to yourself demands courage? Indeed. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded. You do not have to be inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself. I read that «Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else. »
Food for thoughts.